At some point all of science was together in something called “natural philosophy”. Francis Bacon was the first to attempt to partition the sciences. Nowadays disciplines are partitioned more or less neatly. (Cognitive Sciences being new is pretty haphazard.) And there is one big demarcation I wish to touch upon: between soft and hard sciences, […]Read more "Theories as cameras, theories as engines"
This is the first of a series of essays on reason (1). I will open with some preliminaries about Darwinism and Evolutionary Psychology. Then, I will discuss evolutionary psychology approaches to the function of reasoning by introducing the Justificatory and Argumentative theories of reasoning. The essay closes with some considerations about how to move forward from […]Read more "Reason eating itself"