Is there a philosophical theory that provides rules for the classification of the hardness of scientific/philosophical theories?
What is scientific theory in philosophy? A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not “guesses” but reliable accounts of the real world. What are the two classification of philosophy? […]Read More
Does quantificational logic replaces syllogistic?
Although Aristotle’s syllogistic logic dominated logic for centuries, it eventually revealed itself inadequate for the representation of mathematical argumentation, and it finally became displaced by the advent of modern quantificational logic, which originated with George Boole’s algebraic approach to logic and …Sep 3, 2014 What is syllogistic argument? 1 : a deductive scheme of a […]Read More
Thomas Nagels critique of materialism?
1. Nagel’s argument against materialism. Thomas Nagel has argued that materialism cannot provide an adequate explanation of life because it cannot provide an adequate explanation of mind. Adequate explanations must imply that the phenomena they explain are not mere chance occurrences but expected outcomes. What did Thomas Nagel believe? As a philosophical rationalist, Nagel believes […]Read More
What would a hypothetical world of continuous matter look like?
What are hypothetical particles? It is in a peculiar category between known and hypothetical particles: As an unobserved particle that is not predicted by, nor required for the Standard Model, it belongs in the table of hypothetical particles, below. Are Fractons real? Exotic theoretical particles known as fractons have until now remained imaginary constructs. But […]Read More
Does intent matter when deciding someone is lying?
1.4 Intention to Deceive the Addressee Condition. According to the intention to deceive the addressee condition, lying requires that a person make an untruthful statement to another person with the intention that that other person believe that untruthful statement to be true. Does a lie have to be deliberate? > While lying requires intent, it […]Read More
A question about Transposition?
What is required for transposition? Analysis of this system has demonstrated that the requirements for DNA transposition are the Mu A (and B) gene products, E. coli histone-like protein HU, Mg2+, ATP, a supercoiled ‘donor’ plasmid containing the left and right ends of Mu in the proper orientation, and a target DNA molecule. How do […]Read More
A question about taxonomy terms’ usage?
How does taxonomy affect what we know? Why is taxonomy so important? Well, it helps us categorize organisms so we can more easily communicate biological information. Taxonomy uses hierarchical classification as a way to help scientists understand and organize the diversity of life on our planet. How do we use taxonomy in everyday life? Taxonomies […]Read More
A Kantian view on modern physics?
What is Kant’s point of view? Kant’s ethics are organized around the notion of a “categorical imperative,” which is a universal ethical principle stating that one should always respect the humanity in others, and that one should only act in accordance with rules that could hold for everyone. What are the two main theories of […]Read More