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Plato's Footnote by Massimo - 10M ago

Welcome to Footnotes to Plato! It began back in August ’15 as a blog on general philosophy, with a large component of philosophy of ..read more
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I am a skeptic and an atheist. And now I have to immediately qualify those words. I am a skeptic in the sense that I strive, as David Hume ..read more
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As we have seen in part I, scientists and early philosophers of science adopted an idealized conception of science, which focuses on the ..read more
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What is the role of the social in science? If one consults science textbooks, one will find that the social dimension of scientific ..read more
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I really ought to know better, after decades of activism on behalf of science and critical thinking, than to engage in ideologically loaded ..read more
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Philosophy is my second academic career. My first one was in science, evolutionary biology, to be specific. Depending on how you look at it ..read more
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In the aftermath of the Apartheid government in South Africa, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed to help the country ..read more
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Does the world exist independently of any given human mind? Most of us – including many philosophers – would answer yes, and even think ..read more
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In the first installment of this two-part series we have explored different concepts of what “making progress” may mean for disciplines ..read more
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I come to philosophy from the natural sciences, where the idea that my former academic field (evolutionary biology) makes progress is taken ..read more

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