Entries by Barry Linetsky

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 […]

Part 11: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

The Important Implications of Praxeology (11/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. It was not so long ago that scientific dualism – the idea that the social sciences and the natural sciences require distinct methodologies – was uncontroversial. It was accepted that science was the systematic search for knowledge wherever appropriate to advance human […]

Part 6: Science, Human Action, The Search for “Truth”, and Consequences

Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris: A Clash of Scientific Worldviews? (6/20) © 2018, Barry L. Linetsky. All Rights Reserved. F.A. Hayek, winner of the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, expressed concern that science has morphed into a “prejudice” or ideology that places the physical and biological sciences at the pinnacle of discovering and validating what […]