Timb Hoswell's "The Blake Feyerabend Hypothesis" is an intriguing work that makes a case for taking William Blake seriously as a seminal figure in the philosophy of knowledge and suggests an interesting synthesis with the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend.
Contrary to Steven Pinker's recent attempt to rehabilitate "scientism", I argue that the word should stand for a persistent belief that the trustworthiness of institutionalised science is a matter of fact rather than something that needs to be subject to continuous empirical re-evaluation.
A long excerpt from chapter two of Mikhail Bakunin's 'God and the State. I like the way Bakunin draws out the authoritarian parallels between experts and clergy.
Recently published studies on the effects of "thinking about science" suggest that it makes people more sensitive to how they imagine others might morally judge them.
Do scientific concepts, hypotheses or theories have any existence beyond the words that refer to them as though they are real things?
"Slow Scientists" call for unlimited time to think. But perhaps they should be careful what they wish for.