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Re: The van Gogh Fallacy

From: Cathy Reason <CathyM.nul>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 06:59:06 +0100
Archived: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:13:10 -0400
Subject: Re: The van Gogh Fallacy


>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:56:52 +0100
>Subject: Re: The van Gogh Fallacy

>Although rationalism and empiricism are often (more through
>tradition than anything else) seen as contrasting schools of
>epistemology, there is in fact nothing at all contradictory
>about the term I have used.

It has nothing to do with tradition. Rationalism and empiricism
just happen to mean quite different and contradictory things.

>All rationalist thought must have
>assumptions - more formally, any logical system must have its
>axioms - and the empirical rationalist merely takes, wherever
>possible, empirical data as the support for, or source of, those
>assumptions.

This is the method of textual analysis and literary criticism,
not science. Even in mathematics this sort of formalism has been
discredited for over a century.


Cathy



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