Re: [Fis] reply to Javorsky. Plea for (responsible) trialism

2011-01-06 Thread Loet Leydesdorff
Dear John and colleagues, The idea that the rationality of science is in the specifics of its nature as an institution goes back at least to C.S. Peirce, and does not lie in the activities or reasoning of specific scientists. The the sociological approach misses the target completely, and is

Re: [Fis] reply to Javorsky. Plea for (responsible) trialism

2011-01-06 Thread Stanley N Salthe
One of the most special properties of science -- indeed its core that differentiates it from natural philosophy -- is the practice of testing hypotheses. Leaving aside the 'human' weaknesses involved here, there is, however, the 'Duhem-Quine thesis' to be faced. In order to test an hypothesis,

Re: [Fis] reply to Javorsky. Plea for (responsible) trialism

2011-01-04 Thread John Collier
...@listas.unizar.es [ mailto:fis-boun...@listas.unizar.es] On Behalf Of Stanley N Salthe Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:37 PM To: fis@listas.unizar.es Subject: Re: [Fis] reply to Javorsky. Plea for (responsible) trialism (As my first posting for this week) Loet -- replying On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 2

Re: [Fis] reply to Javorsky. Plea for (responsible) trialism

2010-12-10 Thread Pedro C. Marijuan
Dear Stan and colleagues, Taking it literally, isn't it a pure contradiction, an oxymoron, attempting a scientific mythology? The mythos is the way of knowing purely based on tradition and on the firmest doubtlessness, where the source of authority comes only from magnificent ancestors...