What puzzles me is the question how much of Mach’s positivism, or even Wittgenstein’s neo-positivism (if both allow me these categorisations) is actually inherent in Comte’s explicit positivism. I used to think: not much. Yet whenever... Read More | Share it now!
“Matter” is among the concepts he rejects – as a positivist or as a strict empiricist. In the preface to the fourth edition of his Analysis of Sensations (1902) he is happy about the company of those philosophers who have developed much the same... Read More | Share it now!
“What you see is real” – an interesting statement made on Chen Wenling’s web page; one might ask: what else should it be? I took this screenshot, before the message will disappear into the world of unstable web artefacts, klick at it to get... Read More | Share it now!
That is not exactly a number to celebrate, rather one to examine – in facebook terms it is a rather modest number.
I opened the facbook page of global positivism on March 15, 2012 with a bit of curiosity about the new features facebook was to give... Read More | Share it now!
What a task to bet against you, Mustafa! – especially since I love the idea of small states (as long as they are ready to enjoy a relative position in something larger like the EU) (I would actually invite all the world to become EU-States).
As to... Read More | Share it now!
When: June 9 till September 16, 2012
documenta is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by artist, teacher and curator... Read More | Share it now!
Ah, Paul, I am not quite sure about what to think of the present hype surrounding atheism (and humanism following closey in its wake). It’s turning into something that enjoys a peculiarly mixed support wherever we hope for an agency to defeat... Read More | Share it now!
Returning from a few days in Amsterdam I see Germany’s media embracing Joachim Gauck on his way to become the nation’s next president. An undercurrent of hidden fears is part of this embrace.
The last president has just resigned. Even if he never... Read More | Share it now!
Within less than 200 years positivism – primarily a methodological decision to discuss “facts” instead of “ideas”, “sensations” or “matter” – has turned from a challenging philosophical... Read More | Share it now!