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Science asks no questions about the ontological pedigree or a priori character of a theory, but is content to judge it by its perf ...
It is not enough for theory to describe and analyse, it must itself be an event in the universe it describes. In order to do this ...
Mental events such as perceivings, rememberings, decisions, and actions resist capture in the net of physical theory.
By an application of the theory of relativity to the taste of readers, to-day in Germany I am called a German man of science, and ...
There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which ...
Could Shakespeare give a theory of Shakespeare?
The rationale for accepting or rejecting any theory is thus fundamentally based on the idea of problem-solving progress. If one re ...
The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and succeeding artists genera ...
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults--a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide ...
... the loss of belief in future states is politically, though certainly not spiritually, the most significant distinction between ...
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