Thursday, 28 July 2016

The "cultural heritage" group neurosis 5: science and psyche

(I was born in this building). Photo: gavnosis 
"The puzzle of how we reason, how we think— of how we create knowledge from already existing knowledge and how we draw conclusions that go beyond the premises— cannot be solved by logic alone. Researchers in cognitive science have applied a cross-disciplinary approach. This includes simulating the mind on a digital computer; neurophysiology; notions from philosophy applied to the mind (philosophy of mind); linguistics (how metaphors arise and how they are used); and visual imagery (how visual images are generated and manipulated in problem solving). But they fail to include physics. And despite applying so much heavy intellectual machinery to the study of how the mind operates, they also omit data from the history of science in the form of testimonies, correspondence, and other biographical details of scientists themselves."
Arthur I. Miller,  137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession (pp. 281-282). W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition.

Arthur I. Miller is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. The following video is a talk he gave at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Geneva, Switzerland where the World Wide Web was born 10,000 days ago, today.

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