- Published on Saturday, 30 March 2013 06:46
The following paper have been written and published in a collection of essays edited by Bartosz Brożek, Adam Olszewski and Mateusz Hohol, entitled Logic in Theology (Copernicus Center Press, Kraków).
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- Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 06:46
The following paper have been written and published in a collection of essays edited by Michal Heller, Bartosz Brożek and Łukasz Kurek, entitled Between Philosophy and Science (Copernicus Center Press, Kraków).
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Guy Consolmagno - When Physics Meets Philosophy: Reflections on the Role of World-Vews in Science and Religion
- Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:46
Belief in and of itself is no stranger to the technically-minded individual. Engineers believe in the authority of the CRC Handbook when they look up physical constants or standard formulae. More subtly, a scientist starts every new project with a belief that a solution does exist. And likewise, the scientist or engineer usually starts working out problem solving with a non-rational intuition about where look to ﬁnd that solution, and what the solution will look like once it has been found.
- Published on Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:46
It is said that Galileo did not understand the diﬀerence between science and philosophy. He would not accept Copernicanism as „hypothetical” and, thus, did not understand science, even though he was one of the founders of it. Much could be said about this characterization of the scientiﬁc method and Galileo’s use of it. I limit myself to discussing the ambiguity involved in the use of the word „hypothesis.”
- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:46
The term normativity is usually associated with ethics, law and language. In the case of ethics and law, this problem appears in many ways, most commonly in the context of the so-called naturalistic fallacy (the is-ought problem), and in the case of language – in discussions concerning the normativity of meaning. Much less frequently – although by no means never – we do speak about normativity in the context of the formal sciences, such as logic and mathematics. This essay is about the problem of the normativity of the latter disciplines, with particular emphasis on mathematics. One of the theses which I intend to defend is the statement that, despite the fact that in many domains such as language, morality and mathematics the term takes different semantic nuances, there is a common base for them, which I will call a proto-normativity or proto-rules. The main instrument which I intend to use is the embodied-embedded mind, one of the interpretative paradigms of cognitive neuroscience.