Uncertainty and the World: An interview with W. M. Briggs

William Matt Briggs is currently a vagabond statistician and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Cornell. Thought leader (it’s true, I’ve seen the p-values!). Previously a Professor at the Cornell Medical School, a Statistician at DoubleClick in its infancy, a Meteorologist… (READ MORE)

Robert Koons on ‘The Waning of Materialism’

In this lecture,  Dr. Robert Koons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, author of Realism Regained (2000) and Paradoxes of Belief and Strategic Rationality (2009), and co-editor of The Waning of Materialism (2010), and most recently co-author… (READ MORE)

Contra Sola Scientia

James Chastek, commenting on a debate between James Ladyman and Raymond Tallis on ‘Human Nature is Better Understood through Science than Philosophical and Artistic Reflection’ makes four important points when critiquing the scientism of Ladyman: firstly, that “Science, philosophy, and… (READ MORE)