Entries by Barry Linetsky

Part 20: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

Conclusion: Reaffirming the Intellectual Foundations of Western Civilization (20/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. When the scope of science as the act of systematic discovery of knowledge is confined to the experimental methods appropriate to the study of the physical causality by an underlying ideological commitment to mechanical materialism, positivism, and empiricism, however […]

Part 19: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

The Scientific Roots of Production and Destruction (19/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. It is widely accepted by many leading scientists and intellectuals that self-awareness of volitional consciousness is a phenomenological illusion somehow generated by unconscious material brain matter. Because they reject the axiomatic status of existence, identity, and consciousness, and inappropriately demand proof […]

Part 18: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

Machine Messiahs (18/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. As we have seen, there seems to be a significant number of modern scientists and influential intellectuals who, in the post-modernist tradition, want to obliterate the human mind by obliterating the need for a science of epistemology. Their pretense that they are advocates of reason […]

Part 15: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

Ah, You Don’t Believe We’re on the Eve of Destruction? (15/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. Identifying valid methods of human thought in pursuit of life-sustaining human action through sensory perception, observation, reason, and logic is itself a science. Built into the human mind is the structure and latent capability to identify causality, […]

Part 14: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

The Marginalization and Destruction of Epistemology (14/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. Dr. Edwin Locke notes in The Illusion of Determinism: Why Free Will is Real and Causal that to construct an experimental method while at the same time acting consistently with the belief that human beings lack free will and that volitional consciousness […]

Part 13: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

Volitional and Mechanistic Causation: Science or Sciences? (13/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. The question of whether social science or any study of reality having to do with human action can be accepted as valid and legitimate science remains contentious amongst intellectuals. Human action and the study of those disciplines serving human values […]