So, hello. I have been pretty busy burning the midnight oil for the last months because it is the last year (hopefully) of my graduate studies in philosophy. Also, it is the first year of my graduate studies in mathematics (also, been burning the eyebrows off my personal life too and found WordPress to be a little complicated. Now, I think I can manage. I am glad I was helped by someone).
The rise of Scientism owes much thanks to the insularists with their underestimation and overestimation of the discipline of philosophy. By having a distorted view of philosophy, they have misrepresented it to the scientists and the public at large. They have unwittingly created a straw man which philosophically-naive scientists throw serious jabs at thinking they have delivered real blows. Continue reading “Philosophy is Outdated” Part I-b: Nope, the insularists are. Quit emasculating philosophy.
**edited excerpt from a working paper**
It is not controversial anymore to state that agents (biological and artificial) learn via action loops. The philosopher Andy Clark (1998) in his book, Being there: Putting brain, body, and world together again, defined action loops to be an intricate dance which ‘pure thought’ leads to actions which in turn change or simplify the problems of confronting pure thought.
There is no doubt that the philosophy has been influential in the “awakening” of humankind. From the murkiness of mythological interpretations came rational explanations and methods to evaluate propositions about the world and our place in it. This is what we owe to philosophy.