[ExI] The "Unreasonable" Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 15:56:43 UTC 2008
On 9/27/08, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 02:00 PM 9/27/2008 +1000, Stathis wrote:
> > Logical positivism also allows analytic truths as valid. It dismisses
> > metaphysics as nonsense - "not even wrong"
> And one of its basic errors was not grasping that it was itself a
> metaphysical position.
On the other hand, this is an inconsistency only if one does not
contemplate the option of consciously adhering to a
"logical-positivist metaphysic" rather than, say, to a Platonic one.
Or, to put it in other terms, if logical positivism claims to be
itself a metaphysical and universal "Truth" rather than simply a
legitimate, elegant and hygienic stance.
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