Paradigm shifts, perspective, impressionism, epistemology

Introduction What I want to talk about today is Kuhn's concept of paradigms and paradigm shifts. ┬áThis much-misunderstood theory of science is often popularised as claiming that science progresses not by orderly development and deduction from evidence, but rather as a form of beauty contest, with current orthodoxy being that which happens to be most … Continue reading Paradigm shifts, perspective, impressionism, epistemology

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It came from beyond an epistemic barrier . . .

Epistemic Barriers - this time in English!  1 Introduction I admit it.  On Epistemic Barriers is (though I say it myself) a rather profound piece of work, containing some very important philosophical ideas.  Unfortunately, it is also profoundly hard to read.  I made the mistake of writing it in the impenetrable style of some of … Continue reading It came from beyond an epistemic barrier . . .