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Sustainable disfinism

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

There are basically two ways to indulge in disfinism — the science of no definition: Don’t provide any definition, or provide a new one for each and every occasion and let everyone come up with their own. Worst of all: Make them differ only slightly. For examples see Google search on “definitions of sustainability” The […]

Usability of non-knowledge

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Knowledge may be defined in many ways. Sure, quite a number of people writing and talking about knowledge do not even care about defining knowledge (sorry no references here in order to protect the innocent). Moreover, one might deny the existence of varying definitions, though, I — personally — would see this as a sign […]

Weathermen of knowledge

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

I have just attended a mini-conference on truth and knowledge, organized by Manfred Füllsack. Well, you know, it doesn’t take a bunch of acknowledged experts to make you know what you do not know, but then it certainly helps in some way or other. You don’t need a weatherman To know which way the wind […]

Definition unknown

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

An interesting conference about Future and Ignorance (“Zeit der Zukunft, Über den Umgang mit Nichtwissen“) took place and time from April 28th to April 30th, 2006. People from many completely different fields of activity have met to discuss implications of what we do not know, of the unknown, of ignorance, and — as I tend […]

Kritik ist eine Geschmacksfrage

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Kritik setzt einen Standpunkt voraus, der nicht absolut sein kann, es sei denn die Kritisierenden entscheiden sich für Universalismus anstelle von Relativismus. So ist bereits die Möglichkeit von Objektivität fraglich. Die Begründbarkeit einer Kritik ist grundsätzlich anzuzweifeln, solange die Frage nach einer möglichen Letztbegründung offen ist und diskutiert wird. Kritik bezieht sich auf Aussagen, die […]

Ignore this!

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

So, you did not?! You ignored the “Ignore this”. You are welcome. Here are links to some posted posts of this blog: Did I say you should not read this blog? Here is why I started this blog. No, it is not as it is not. It’s just I can’t … Stop Making Sense. However, […]