The Perihelion Effect

Philosophy of Science

Relativism – Wikipedia

Relativism is the idea that views are relative to differences in perception and consideration. … Truth relativism is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths, i.e., that truth is always relative to some particular frame of reference, such as a language ora culture (cultural relativism) What is the relationship between absolute reality-whatever that may be-and …

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Thomas S. Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Reading Thomas S. Kuhn’s book was an enlightening experience. Much more than a mere compilation of facts, Kuhn’s brilliant and insightful writing exposes the very roots of the problem of writing a “history of science.” Whereas other books I have read on the subject, have made their case based soley upon an abstract historicism, or …

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World Views: 
from fragmentation to integration

The authors offer the following text to the public both realistically and with hope. Within the scientific world, large-scale movements tending towards unification seem powerless confronted with the information explosion of research and historicism in the philosophy of science. Outside of science, we notice also that both religious and secular ideologies claiming to energize mass …

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Abductive reasoning

Abductive reasoning “Abductive” redirects here. For other uses, see Abduction (disambiguation). Abductive reasoning (also called abduction,[1] abductive inference[2] or retroduction[3]) is a form of logical inference which goes from an observation to a theory which accounts for the observation, ideally seeking to find the simplest and most likely explanation. In abductive reasoning, unlike in deductive reasoning, the premises do not guarantee the conclusion. One can understand abductive …

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