A Brief History of Quantification in Science

Etiologies of early humans were mythical, the world populated by spiritual entities, including humans who used spells, incantations, ritualized acts of all sorts to summon, supplicate and grapple with causality from out of mystical ideation and a mechanistic ignorance punctuated by technical insight into the solution of practical difficulties.  A human being could adroitly design a hunting spear and at the … Continue reading A Brief History of Quantification in Science

The First Philosophies of History and of Culture Dynamics

Kant partitioned human experience into 'phenomena', every occurrence within the range of our senses, 'noumena' which lie beyond as “things in themselves”, and the organs of reason, abolishing the chimeras of metaphysics with their age-old failure to specify a locus for the cosmos’ order.  He firmed up once and for all that rationale is in essence a product of the mind’s activity … Continue reading The First Philosophies of History and of Culture Dynamics