The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2734864
Posted By: Ed T
30-Sep-09 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Philosopher and scientist Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), exposed errors in scientific thinking. He contended that progress in science could be influenced or blocked by obstacles, since "scientific knowledge" had no place for " ordinary knowledge" gained through experience. He also challenged scientist to take the opposite position (used in philosophy) to challenge and verify scientific thought, that was (is) not very well built into science processes.
His work als dealt with many other topics, including poetry, dreams, psychoanalysis, the imagination and architecture.
Considering his published work, I suspect Little Hawk is correct in his analysis.