Archives for January, 2013

Instrumental Causality: A Principle Small in Size, But Great in Consequence

In my last post, I said I would discuss this principle of instrumental causality, and show how it has very important consequences. There are two ways in which the principle is relevant to discussions of natural science: first, because it is a part of the order of natural causality itself, or in other words a […]

On Telescopes … or, On A Principle “Small in Bulk but Great in Consequence”

On the topic of the small and the great, I’m afraid this entire blog is hopelessly quixotic. (No, not because of its name… that’s not quixotic at all, at least not in the usual sense of the term….) I started this blog because of the deep conviction that there is no current philosophy of science which is […]