The Scientist’s Skepticism

Keywords: philosophy of science, foundations of doubt This is a note on the article The Scientist’s Skepticism by Mario Bunge. It was reprinted upon his death this year in Skeptical Inquirer Nov/Dec 2020. Bunge writes that the scientist’s skepticism “is constructive, not just critical.” This is very consistent with my theme of starting from doubt;Continue reading “The Scientist’s Skepticism”

Intellectual Humility

Keywords: humility, self-reflection, foundations of doubt Is it possible to be humble and say you are? Is it arrogance if what you say about yourself is true? Without getting into hairsplitting definitions, I’ll say that, from the viewpoint of doubt, it’s better to say you try to be humble (and mean it) and that thereContinue reading “Intellectual Humility”