Objectivism was not the first American school of philosophy. In this article, we take a closer look at the Pragmatism of C. S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey - from their very different views on knowledge and existence, to their fundamental agreement when it came to ethics. In addition to their metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and esthetics, we will also take a closer look at their ideas in the realm of politics, by analyzing the political movement they spawned: Progressivism.
From Otto Neurath to Karl Popper, Neopositivism is arguably the most influential philosophy in contemporary academia. In the more abstract sense, it replaces the idea of truth by "useful, falsifiable models". More concretely, it is at the root of "pure" theories of Law, and general equilibrium theories of Economics. In this article, we will analyze at the evolution of Positivism, from Comte's original ideas to what is now commonly misunderstood as the scientific method, and take a closer look at its practical consequences.
From the idea that human sciences should preclude any value judgement to the adoption of statistics as the primary means of acquiring knowledge, Positivism still holds a silent, but powerful place in western thought.
This article looks at the metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics and esthetics from classical positivists like Auguste Comte and Émile Durkheim, comparing them to another secular philosophy: Ayn Rand's Objectivism
Fires in the Amazon, talks of a Green New Deal in America, investigations on environmental crimes in China, and UN summits with speeches from presidents and teenage girls. Environmentalism has not been an obscure topic for quite a while now, but it has certainly gained a renewed popularity over the past year.