Archives for November, 2012

The Timaeus Principle

I still remember the first time I read Plato’s Timaeus; indeed I shall never forget it. It was a bewildering experience. Timaeus and Socrates, discussing with each other the nature of the cosmos, convince themselves that there is no scientific account of the nature of the cosmos, because, they think, it is too enmeshed in the messiness […]

Aristotle, Plato, and the Order of Concretion

In my last post, I said I intended to discuss something called the “order of concretion” in the history of science and philosophy. That was rather a long time ago, I know…. But, I’m going to try again to continue this, so far as time will allow. Today, I want to go right to what […]