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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