What does “computing” mean?
A rejoinder to Dr. Paula Quinon
On the persuasiveness of views
due to their abundance of information
What are the odds
of creating a computational theory of argument?
On how to advance
the cognitive power of free market
Smart politics, stupid politics,
and the Hayek-Keynes debate
- What does “computing” mean?
Monthly Archives: August 2011
§1. On the emergence of informationistic worldview (informatism) When looking at the development of European thought from bird’s-eye view, we observe three great periods of mutual influences between the state of science (that is, empirical teories with mathematics) and a … Continue reading
According to the viewpoint which I suggest to call computational rationalism, the first of these questions should be answered in the affirmative, while the second remains open, being the subject of a vivid controversy. To be ranked among computational rationalists, … Continue reading
When describing rationalism as computational, I mean making a substantial use of the data-program distinction in order to elucidate crucial ideas of classical rationalism, to wit that of the truth of reason (veritas rationis), and that of the light of … Continue reading
This seems to be wrong, indeed. For authorities claim unanimously that Aristotle was an empiricist who opposed Plato’s rationalism, and that Aquinas followed his viewpoint. As an evidence they quote Aristotle’s famous maxim about the human mind as an empty … Continue reading