Posted: Jan 21, 2011 8:53 am
by Will S
Hugin wrote:Btw, another thing: If science is a form of reason, how does this apply to the old rationalism vs empiricism debate? Of those, science surely seems to be closer to empiricism.

I'm the wrong person to comment; it would need somebody who knows more about the history of philosophy than I do.

As an aside, when I posted the OP, I was fully expecting people to produce what you might call 'philosophical' objections to what I was saying. But, to my surprise, this has scarcely happened. I was, at one point, accused of 'scientism', but when I asked what exactly scientism is ... silence reigned. (see the discussion starting at the top of page 17).