“There’s no one perfect way to get knowledge”
Instrumentalism: What’s useful is useful.
Theory Theory: It’s theories all the way down. All humans make and use theories to understand things.
“Normal Science”: It’s important that normal scientists keep doing normal sciencing.
Paradigm Shift: Wowzers are great
Too many wowzers turn me skeptical of wowzers.
But I can tolerate the hype SO LONG AS normal science also keeps doing normal science.
I look forward to a greater peering-into cognition. Many dangers in bad thinking lay there though. Eliminating consciousness by excessive objectification is crossing a line, as is eliminating free will.
That’s where theory theory stands and protects the fact that we are all trading in theories.
I don’t know the difference either really. I know Utilitarianism goes too far, but Pragmatism and Instrumentalism look similar to me too.
Ah!!Pragmatism: “It’s true if it works.” Instrumentalism: “As long as it works, it doesn’t matter if it’s true.”
I liked him first time I heard of him as a teenager and, try as I might to shift away and look at “pure ideals”, I kept coming back. 47 now and I’m back at him again. Best I can do differently now is fine tune little distinctions.
That’s basically what they call Epistemological Anarchism, it seems. It’s a strong phrase but it seems to fit. Also called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemological_pluralism .Feels weird putting a name to it but I figure I can stand by it. I’m not saying you or anybody else has to or whether or not it fits. Just giving my opinions
State wouldn’t back Chicago PD and Mayor.
If it was a strong case, they could.
If it’s a weak or empty case though…?
Of course you *could* place corruption at the State AG’s level. Link it to Fox Entertainment Corp. Payoffs. Kickbacks.
What’s more likely? Corruption from the same little building in Chicago Il or State to Corporate corruption just for one guy?