Timb Hoswell’s “The Blake Feyerabend Hypothesis” is an intriguing work that makes a case for taking William Blake seriously as a seminal figure in the philosophy of knowledge and suggests an interesting synthesis with the philosophy of Paul Feyerabend.
A long excerpt from chapter two of Mikhail Bakunin’s ‘God and the State. I like the way Bakunin draws out the authoritarian parallels between experts and clergy.
Is it not time that science metrics shift their focus from what is worthy of attention to who has a good track record of solving problems and what information in the literature can be regarded as trustworthy because successful problem solvers have successfully relied upon it?
Claims that the capacity for self-correction is what separates science from other endeavours don’t hold up when you look at some of those other endeavours.
Tweaking the Frascati definitons of research types to highlight the role that each type of research plays in an economic cycle of knowledge production.