On Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:13:18 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
> On 1/24/2013 9:41 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote: 
> > In fact it is just the opposite:  the position of Luther, like the one 
> of Ocham or Duns 
> > Scoto, which were strongly anti-reason, created the modern science and 
>  were precursors 
> > of the most radical forms of Positivism. 
> They were anti-rationlism, the idea that knowledge of the world could be 
> arrived at by arm 
> chair cogitation.  A 'precursor' to radical positivism would be moderate 
> postivism whose 
> precursor would simply be empiricism. 
Empiricists still sit in chairs and cogitate. Adding instruments to 
validate cogitation only improves on that, not replaces it.


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