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conceptual and definitional issues in psychiatric diagnosis — a brief entry prior.

Theses on the philosophy of psychiatric nosology often grossly inflate ontological schemes of classification, and, i.e., in R. M. Chisholm’s species of fundamental ontological divides, and therefore, different ontological categories… 803 more words

Psychiatry

The problem with cognitive and moral psychology

Willard Quine, one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, famously thought that there was no discontinuity between philosophy and the natural sciences. Indeed, he went so far as to suggest that epistemology, for instance, will eventually become a branch of psychology. 2,311 more words

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Reflections on physics and Christian faith

The following is a guest post by Dr. Kelly Cline, who is both a friend and colleague of Dr. Salviander. Originally from Homer, Alaska, Dr. Cline studied physics at Eastern Oregon University, before earning his Ph.D. 5,231 more words

Astronomy

The philosophy of science

And now for something completely different… I have been critical of hardware and software vendors and their less ethical actions in the past. But a while ago, something happened that did not have anything to do with computer science at all. 2,085 more words

Why Is Biological Individuality So Strange?

If you find questions of biological individuality peculiar, then this post is for you.

Biological individuality is an area of special interest. Classic individuality principles lurk in the background—philosophers of biology are still concerned with how to carve up a particular domain into basic units and with how to tell those units apart. 1,156 more words

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From Karl Popper's "The Logic of Scientific Discovery" (1934)


“The empirical basis of objective science has thus nothing ‘absolute’ about it. Science does not rest upon solid bedrock. The bold structure of its theories rises, as it were, above a swamp. 67 more words

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