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QA 52. The real world keeps us honest

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On January 18, 2015
Still thinking about the need for a new mode of thinking… What is the proper relation between philosophy and science now? Last year, citing Stephen (Philosophy-is-Dead) Hawking and Martin Heidegger, I wrote about “the end of philosophy” in the triumph of science. Given the massive productivity of scientific theory and technology and a world in […]
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QA 39. Feb 2013. I am, therefore I think

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On February 22, 2013
“We have a duty to change our mode of thinking,” said David Harvey in a 2010 talk on the crises of capitalism, and I’ve been chanting it ever since. Recently, someone took me to task. “Do you really believe thinking changes anything?” I was astonished. (In my experience, it’s the only thing that has.) “I […]
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