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Plato's Footnote by Massimo - 1y ago

Welcome to Footnotes to Plato! It began back in August ’15 as a blog on general philosophy, with a large component of philosophy of ..read more

I am a skeptic and an atheist. And now I have to immediately qualify those words. I am a skeptic in the sense that I strive, as David Hume ..read more

As we have seen in part I, scientists and early philosophers of science adopted an idealized conception of science, which focuses on the ..read more

What is the role of the social in science? If one consults science textbooks, one will find that the social dimension of scientific ..read more

I really ought to know better, after decades of activism on behalf of science and critical thinking, than to engage in ideologically loaded ..read more

Philosophy is my second academic career. My first one was in science, evolutionary biology, to be specific. Depending on how you look at it ..read more

In the aftermath of the Apartheid government in South Africa, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed to help the country ..read more

Does the world exist independently of any given human mind? Most of us – including many philosophers – would answer yes, and even think ..read more

In the first installment of this two-part series we have explored different concepts of what “making progress” may mean for disciplines ..read more

I come to philosophy from the natural sciences, where the idea that my former academic field (evolutionary biology) makes progress is taken ..read more

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