The Permanence of Modern Empiricism Compared to Empiricism of Antiquity

Aristotle's successors sustained his observation-based methods, diversifying within subject matter such as botany, taxonomy, geology, anthropology, physics and logic.  It is clear from the departmentalizing of Aristotelian-influenced academia and its commitment to approaching natural phenomena with realism, as concretions dispersed independent of meaning, that these thinkers had a notion of the empirical similar to the 21st century.  At this … Continue reading The Permanence of Modern Empiricism Compared to Empiricism of Antiquity

The Transition to a Philosophy of Science and Technology

By the close of the 19th century, European institutionalizing of historical analysis was well underway.  Anthropological study was exploring the world, sending out expeditions to research foreign lands, mastering foreign languages, authoring increasingly competent translations into Caucasian tongues, getting a better sense for the way behavior and belief vary by culture, excavating important sites in … Continue reading The Transition to a Philosophy of Science and Technology