Author Archives: Witold Marciszewski

What does “computing” mean?
A rejoinder to Dr. Paula Quinon

§1.  Dr. Paula Quinton has kindly shared with me the abstract of her recent work, titled  „What „computing” means?”  (see item 6 in References), and added some comments to more accurately explain her key ideas. Among the comments there was … Continue reading

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On the persuasiveness of views
due to their abundance of information

Credo quia absurdum.  – Tertulianus This draft  is to hint at a certain paradoxical  kind of  discourse,  such that  the efficiency of a persuasion – not infrequently – is due to its absurdity.  However, the paradox gets diminished,  provided that … Continue reading

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What are the odds
of creating a computational theory of argument?

This post is an abstract of a more extensive text to be posted later. In the moment, I wish to explain the intention of the above title, hoping that even such a concise message may become thought-provoking for those interested … Continue reading

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On how to advance
the cognitive power of free market

This post continues the one entitled “Roubini’s conceptual apparatus […]”. 1. Computational power as a kind of cognitive power Had Adam Smith lived in our times,  instead of  “market’s invisible hand” he might have  preferred the phrase  “market’s invisible computer”.  … Continue reading

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Smart politics, stupid politics,
and the Hayek-Keynes debate

By Witold Marciszewski Once at my lecture on European Integrations,  a student expressed  his opinion  about an  European country (no matter which) that its government is undoubtedly stupid.  I did not object  the use of the word since  it has … Continue reading

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Roubini’s conceptual apparatus
for addressing the crisis

The core of Nouriel  Roubini’s  brilliant  book “Crisis Economics” (2011)  may be summed up to the effect:  an  important tip on how to rescue  the world economy (and thereby Europe’s economic integration)  may come from an unexpected source.  To wit, … Continue reading

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Is Christianity relevant to European integration?

§1. The impulse to include this question into the curriculum “European Integration” came from an unexpected result of Polish parliamentary elections in October 2011. I mean a splendid performance of the anti-clerical party that wants to cut down the influence … Continue reading

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On advancing frontiers of science
A pragmatist approach

Part A is an abstract of the paper bearing the same title. Its full text – in “Our Pub” Library.  Part B is added as a supplement. A. The pragmatist approach, as stated in this essay, takes into account two … Continue reading

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Abstract of “Mathesis Universalis Revisited”

This post completes the paper “Mathesis Universalis revisited owing to Cantor, Frege, Einstein and Gödel“, offered as a contribution to the Poznań, October 2011, Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Informatics. It is both an abstract and an additional … Continue reading

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Europe’s Lead — Questions

§1.1 a)  Find out a counterpart of the term “Homeland Europe” in your native language. b) Define the difference between HE and EH options. Which option is closer to those called “eurosceptics”? c) Konrad Adenauer’s option: HE or EH? Mention … Continue reading

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