Nature, Science and World

By JohnR |

The great shift from ancient to modern science is the shift from observation to experiment.  Aristotle, in the 4th Century BC, was an amazingly insightful observer of the natural world, and his work is exemplary of the science that cultivates a knowledge of the forms in which the world naturally presents itself.  The great scientists […]

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On the Subject of Study

By JohnR |

When we undertake the study of something, we typically approach the subject-matter in a very circumscribed way. There already exists a very well-defined discipline of engineering or archaeology or management or kinesiology, and each such subject studied thus presents itself as an already complete, independently defined object.  The existence of the discipline, in other words, […]

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