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?
Category Archives: Rationalism in Science
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
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
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
§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