Why Every Reductionism Fails

What reductionists of every stripe, including naive materialists, behaviourists, psychologists and cognitive scientists who claim the psyche or cognition is illusory, even those focused solely on pragmatic common sense who will not admit that anything is beyond its reach, is that to take an ontological position, which is to claim that something either is or is not,… Continue reading Why Every Reductionism Fails

What “Haunts” Everyday Reality

There is a common trope in science fiction that does arise from philosophy, and is largely disseminated by science itself. The idea shows up in numerous science fiction books and films, and consists of the notion that reality “in-itself”, prior to interpretation, lacks fullness. It is often represented as if it were a sort of… Continue reading What “Haunts” Everyday Reality