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Do Islam and Science Ever Conflict?

Many modern Muslims believe that “science and Islam can never contradict.” In other words, nothing in revelation (i.e., the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s)) could ever contravene what we know of the world through science. 313 more words


Re-Introducing Ethics in Education

A driving spirit of the modern age is the desire to banish all speculation about things beyond the physical and observable realms of our existence. This spirit was well expressed by one of the leading Enlightenment philosophers, David Hume, who called for burning all books which did not deal with the observable and quantifiable phenomena: “If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? 980 more words

Ethics And Economics

So You Want to Prove String Theory (Or: Nima Did Something Cool Again)

Nima Arkani-Hamed, of Amplituhedron fame, has been making noises recently about proving string theory.

Now, I can already hear the smartarses in the comments correcting me here. 1,075 more words

Theoretical Physics

Light speed interval is [c,2c]

If two photons are traveling throughout the empty space with the speed of light c, each one in the opposite direction of the other 180° 176 more words

Philosophy Of Science

On Fact-Value dichotomy and its influence on Economics - Views of Putnam, Sen and Dasgupta

Section 1 – Introduction

“How many tonnes of mangoes were exported from India to Britain?”, “How many people in Japan are more than 6 feet tall?” or “Mount Everest is the tallest of all the mountains on earth.” The correct responses to the first two questions are ‘factual’ in nature, capable of being verified to ascertain if they are indeed true and the third statement, provided everyone agrees on how we measure height of mountains, seems to be verifiably true. 903 more words

Reply to Paul Franco

NATHANIEL GOLDBERG | Kantian Conceptual Geography | Oxford University Press 2015

By Nathaniel Goldberg 

I am grateful to Paul Franco for his penetrating critique. As Franco knows, Kantian Conceptual Geography (hereafter ‘KCG’), though not quite a work in the history of philosophy, nevertheless takes that history seriously. 6,329 more words

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Thought experiments: scientific parallels

I’ll be giving a controversial paper at two conferences: the American Political Science Association (Sept 1-4, in Philadelphia), and the European Consortium on Political Research (Sept 7-10, in… 329 more words