Information is the new Aristotelianism (and Dawkins is a hylomorphist)

by John Wilkins “In seeking tales and informations.” [Henry VIII, Act V, scene 3] For some time now [1] I have had problems with the notion of information. Not, please note, with this or that piece of information, but with the notion itself, especially in the natural sciences. In this age of computers and internets, we … Continue reading Information is the new Aristotelianism (and Dawkins is a hylomorphist)

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New clothes for Shakespeare and Sondheim: on the arrogance of ignorance

by Steven Paul Leiva “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” 
-Charles Darwin I was once driving around with a colleague, an actor of sorts who I will call Harry Hotdoggen, when the subject of William Shakespeare came up. “Shakespeare is the Emperor’s New Clothes,” Harry said in a statement so definitive that I … Continue reading New clothes for Shakespeare and Sondheim: on the arrogance of ignorance