In an interesting twist, the early thinkers (in a modern sense) both within natural and economic history worked with a relative paucity of empirical data and a relative inability to process what data they had, yet their awareness of the fundamental issues at work is more acute than later researchers. 740 more words
So it's happened - I've become too busy writing about philosophy in my real life to write about philosophy on my blog, and so I need another week of hiatus. To make up for the absence of a post by me, I'll leave you with something better - a fantastic post by Jeff Bilbro from Christ & University on the scientism of magic, and the hubris of scientism. This post fits in extremely well with the C&U posts I linked to earlier this week (The Art of Learning).