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The Force of Scientific Authority | Nima Bassiri | The Philosopher (thephilosopher1923.org)

In the years leading up to the 1975 publication of Against Method, Paul Feyerabend rehearsed many of the monograph’s provocative and polemical claims in a series of earlier articles and lectures. Against Method earned Feyerabend the inauspicious title of “currently the worst enemy of science” in the pages of Nature and the moniker “anti-science philosopher” in the New York Times. But the spirit of that book, his distinctive rebuke against the authoritative reach of scientific knowledge, can be found in one such early article, “How to Defend Society Against Science”. First delivered as a public talk, the goading essay begins with a preamble in which Feyerabend describes the incendiary supposition that first underwrote his arguments, that “science is a religion”. It was not simply the integrity of scientific epistemology that Feyerabend sought to impugn; he wanted to question the ethical-political dominance of scientific authority itself. Science is a “truth that reigns without checks and balances”, Feyerabend brazenly declared. And any truth that reigns in such a way “is a tyrant who must be overthrown and any falsehood that can aid us in the overthrow of this tyrant is to be welcomed”.

"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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18 hours ago, Raithe said:

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LOL! All bad is relative

"While it is true you learn with age, the down side is what you often learn is what a damn fool you were before"

Thomas Sowell

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15 minutes ago, Hurlsnot said:

We do teach philosophy on school. It is in the Social Science curriculum.

We weren't taught that when I was in School. Though I guess the Texas education system is a lot worse than California.

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I suppose the reality is we teach about philosophers and their impact on society, instead of delving deep into their philosophies. But I have a hard time believing they didn't cover Aristotle or the Enlightenment, even in Texas.

Edit: I browsed the Texas education standards. Nevermind. I apologize for my assumption and your education.

7th grade is just all Texas History? Yikes.

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In Portugal there's a Philosophy class in the 10th and 11th grades. I assume there's something similar in other European countries. In the 90s the curriculum was mostly Greek philosophy 

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14 hours ago, Raithe said:

Nah, they need to be taught math more aggressively instead. Calculus should start at Grade 9 for example.

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9 hours ago, Hurlsnot said:

I browsed the Texas education standards. Nevermind. I apologize for my assumption and your education.

7th grade is just all Texas History? Yikes

There's no reason to apologize for the latter, unless you're part of the body that writes Texas education standards. In which case, 🖕.

But yeah. Texas education is not very good. When I was younger and angrier I mistakenly blamed the teachers (and I had a few bad ones for sure), but now that I've grown I realize that like many things in Texas the education system is broken systematically with no repair on the horizon and most teachers were really trying their best in a situation that was hell for them.

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"Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman run the 21st century version of MK ULTRA." - majestic

"you're a damned filthy lying robot and you deserve to die and burn in hell." - Bartimaeus

"Without individual thinking you can't notice the plot holes." - InsaneCommander

"Just feed off the suffering of gamers." - Malcador

"You are calling my taste crap." -Hurlshort

"thankfully it seems like the creators like Hungary less this time around." - Sarex

"Don't forget the wakame, dumbass" -Keyrock

"Are you trolling or just being inadvertently nonsensical?' -Pidesco

"we have already been forced to admit you are at least human" - uuuhhii

"I refuse to buy from non-woke businesses" - HoonDing

"feral camels are now considered a pest" - Gorth

"Melkathi is known to be an overly critical grumpy person" - Melkathi

"Oddly enough Sanderson was a lot more direct despite being a Mormon" - Zoraptor

"I found it greatly disturbing to scroll through my cartoon's halfing selection of genitalias." - Wormerine

"Am I phrasing in the most negative light for them? Yes, but it's not untrue." - ShadySands

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22 minutes ago, Gfted1 said:

Sure, I blame the media and Im crazytalking, Sagan says it and its "philosophy". :p  Or maybe Im a crotchety old man. :lol:

Behold, the benefits of a Ph.D 😛

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