Tag: Karl Popper

January 3, 2011  |  No Comments

In 1965 Carl Hempel sought to describe the process of scientific explanation.  While it may not sound like an original or important thing to do, it was.  For now you’ll just have to trust me because I’m the sort of person that electively reads books entitled Aspects of Scientific Explanation.

As you might guess, Hempel’s account … Read More

September 24, 2010  |  No Comments

Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000 for his research on the neurochemistry of the Aplysia sea slug, wrote in 1999 that “psychoanalysis still represents the most coherent and intellectually satisfying view of the mind.”

That may come as a surprise to people who think of Freud as a relic or … Read More