Thoughts on ‘For Method’

Our project hasn’t seen much public-facing action, but it’s still happening. For my part, I have (so far) read Lakatos’s lectures that were meant to form the basis for his joint project with Feyerabend. Before I jump into it, let me start with my favorite quote: The social sciences are on a par with astrology, … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘For Method’

For and/or Against Method, initial miscellany

The past couple weeks I’ve been accumulating material related to our fledgling summer reading group. First I got For and Against Method, realized it was more for than against so I ordered the third edition of Against Method and also found the (apparently much shorter) first edition online. I’m currently dipping my toes into For … Continue reading For and/or Against Method, initial miscellany

History and Philosophy of Science

Disclaimer: I’m not a philosopher of science by training, but I occasionally play one in the classroom. The above playlist is* an excellent overview to the issues surrounding the question, “How do you know?” I first stumbled into the topic of the philosophy of science (PS) as an undergrad at San Jose State. I was … Continue reading History and Philosophy of Science