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1 - 9 / 9 2016-08-08After the publication of this paper, I enjoyed personal communication with Aloysius Martinich and discovered that I misused if and only if in several places of this paper. The corrections are below:
The formula indicates the following:
1. A is relatively identical to the value, but A is not absolutely identical to the value.
2. B is relatively identical to the value, but B is not absolutely identical to the value.
3. The value of A is absolutely identical to the value of B.
4. A is not identical to B.
1. The expression 1 + 3 is relatively identical to the value 4, but 1 + 3 is not absolutely identical to 4.
2. The expression 2 + 2 is relatively identical to the value 4, but 2 + 2 is not absolutely identical to 4.
3. The value of 1 + 3 is absolutely identical to the value of 2 + 2.
4. The expression 1 + 3 is not identical to the expression 2 + 2.
1. The triumvir was relatively identical to Lepidus, but the triumvir was not absolutely identical to Lepidus.
2. The pontifex maximus ... (read more)
2016-07-20It seems to me that this work is very much unavailable to students and professionals. Have not found it online in any form, save for a few hardcover editions for more than $500. Crazy.
Portland State UniversityCan you share your opinion?
Birkbeck CollegeIf you have any thoughts, comments or questions about this paper, let me know!
University College LondonWhat kind of academic inquiry can best help humanity make progress towards as good a world as possible? Why are philosophers apparently so uninterested in this question? Is it because most believe the kind of academic inquiry we have today, devoted primarily to the pursuit of knoweldge and technological know-how, is the best that we can have, judged from the perspective of helping humanity make progress towards a better world? Why are philosophers apparently so uninterested in arguments which seem to show decisively that inquiry restricted to the pursuit of knowledge is both profoundly irrational, and a menace? The successful pursuit of knowledge and technological know-how, dissociated from a more fundamental concern to help humanity resolve conflicts and problems of living in increasingly cooperatively rational ways, is almost bound to lead to trouble. Scientific knowledge and technological know-how enormously increase our power to act - for some of us at ... (read more)Latest replies:
- Derek Allan, 2016-10-20 : _Re: while life expectancy among Māori was 298 years old:' _ I'm assuming this is a typo, Ian? _RE: &q... (read more)
- Ian Stuart, 2016-10-21 : Yessss..There does need to be discussion about this, and in indigenous communities it is a group discussion. In ou... (read more)
- Ian Stuart, 2016-10-21 : Yes, a very bad typo... should be 28. Identical to the life expectancy of Paris at the time... Yes, most cul... (read more)
- John Hodgson, 2017-01-07 : _"The scientific approach to ethics, which many here have labelled Eugenics, works well within an Indigenous framew... (read more)
- Derek Allan, 2017-01-07 : Hi John RE: There currently seems a strong justification for the notion that humanity often doesn't know what is in... (read more)
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University of Notre Dame AustraliaTL;DR: Does anyone know of a resource where I can gain an understanding of what the current debates in the philosophy of social science are?
I am a soon-to-be PhD student at Notre Dame in Western Australia.
My intended area of research is Marx's dialectical method. I am very interested in what has been described as Marx's critique of 'immediacy' in mainstream social science. Immediacy is when a particular study or social scientific theory takes empirical data at face value, and does not investigate whether or not that data has been distorted by previously-constructed systems of reasoning and thought. Perhaps even more simply, ideology (here meant in its technical Marxian sense) distorts the interpretation of empirical data.
I was wondering whether anyone knew of a resource where I might be able to find out what the current debates or issues in the philosophy of social science are, so I might be able to link this interest with a current debate that is going on, so my early syno ... (read more)Latest replies:
- Dr. Razzak, 2014-08-20 : Dialectics is a natural thinking process. It could be compared to Boolean pairing. But for modern day scient... (read more)
- Haines Brown, 2014-08-20 : Mohammed, I agree that dialectics is a "natural thinking process". But please allow me to raise three qua One... (read more)
- Manuel Rech, 2014-08-28 : Ich bin ein großer Fan spanische Küche. Musik ist meine Leidenschaft. Ich mag die Musik von Stone Temple Pilots und The... (read more)
- J. C. Schwab, 2014-09-22 : La dialectique est l'expression des rapports contradictoires dans son mouvement. Processus inhérent à la nature... (read more)
- Haines Brown, 2014-09-22 : I'm having trouble following the thread. Manuel R. lists things he likes. The connection with dialectics was too sub... (read more)
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Victoria Junior College
Many of you would have been aware of the increasing use of randomised evaluations in Social Science research and for public policy reasons. Taking an epistemological look, I give a robust argument on why the claims of randomised evaluations actually evade the problem of induction. Hope to get your thoughts. Thanks in advance !
The usage of randomised evaluations in social inquiry has been recent and responses to them have been wide ranging. Some have described it as the “gold standard” in empirical research, (Duflo, Glennerster,&Kremer, 2006) while others though have been more critical of their value in making predictions. (Deaton, 2009)
Randomised evaluations (REs) seek to make predictions on the impact of an intervention, when it is attempted in a new situation. REs work by first determining the impact of the intervention. Subsequently, for the new situation it is expected that the impact would be similar.
To determine an intervention’s impact, numerous subjects are ... (read more)
2011-06-30David J. Saab
Pennsylvania State UniversityJust wondering if the irony of an article about the high quality of open science research being situated behind a pay wall was lost on anybody...
2009-05-01It seems that matters of cultural typology (shame-guilt, individualism-collectivism, honor-dignity, etc.) might go in the "philosophy of Social Science" category but I don't see where it might fit. I am going to be putting out a few articles on the topic when a current project completes and would like to have them placed here. Perhaps some might feel this is less a matter of philosophy and more a matter of sociology per se. I would appreciate any thoughts on this, as well as any resources regarding the honor-dignity typology that is just now coming into vogue via cross-over between anthro-, socio-, and legal theory. Thanks much.
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