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The most widespread opinion of Feyerabend is that his basic thesis is correct, that there IS no single method that applies to all of science, but that his inference to anarchism is an over extrapolation. There are instead multiple useful methods, each of which is generally useful across a range of different sciences. And this collection of methods have a ...


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There are more than a dozen different explanations for the replication crisis. Different explanations require different responses. For example, publish or perish incentive structures wouldn't be addressed by encouraging psychologists to be more statistically rigorous. I list some other explanations on slide 6 of this presentation: https://drive.google.com/...


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Energy is a property of a physical system as measured in a particular frame - not necessarily a single object, but a collection of objects in relation to each other from a certain vantage point. For example, two massive objects separated by a distance have gravitational potential energy. The objects may or may not be "material" in the sense of &...


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Bunge calls himself an exact philosopher. In the above paper he says: Because it is ubiquitous, the concept of energy is philosophical and in particular, metaphysical (ontological). That is it belongs in the same league as the concepts of thing, property, event and process, causation and chance, law and trend and many others. He that sggests: Energy = ...


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The pedagogy of physics begins with a presentation of energy as a dichotomy between kinetic energy and potential energy. This dichotomy presupposes a "configuration space" of "points" presumably correlated with a three dimensional real space. There is no such thing as an "absolute potential." Potential energy is understood as a ...


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Agreeing with @Dcleve's answer, I would like to add to that. Feyerabend's thesis(1) of "anything goes" means, among other things, that there is no a priori reason that throwing a coin in order to derive natural laws or decide actions is on the average worse(2) that what is done using scientific methods (where applicable). In fact there is a non ...


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The rule-circular reliability paradigm is functional-pragmatic; we can do things with it. Obviously we could invoke other rule-circular paradigms and apply them self-consistently, and obviously we should give them 'fair treatment' for analytical purposes. But unless we can do something with them (aside from being argumentative) why should we hang onto them? ...


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