According to our everyday experience, the objects that surround us are coloured. Lemons are yellow, cucumbers are green, and our car is black. But according to physical science, lemons, cucumbers, and our car are composed of particles that are not attributed with colour whatsoever. These two pictures of the world seem not entirely compatible, but how come? Is philosophy able to provide us with an answer to this question?
What is the world like beyond human-object relations? If we think of absolute reality as something that is permanent and not bound to time and space, and something that goes beyond the relation of being and thinking, would it be possible for us to perceive it?
What knowledges lie within reach? Does there exist a singular truth? Or does each hold true to their own? The principles of knowledge: Setting rational standards and clarifying irrational beliefs. Barry Barnes and David Bloor (hereafter: B&B) argue in their text Relativism, Rationalism, Sociology of Knowledge, that the rationalist’s arguments are insufficient and cannot withstand the grounds of relativism.1 Barry Barnes en David Bloor, Relativism, Rationalism and the
Greetings earthlings! The future is calling! Five main subjects Are you through with negative discussions about the future? Let us start afresh! Indeed, many of us are all too conscious of the challenges and uncertainties that the 21st century poses. We understand the imminent dangers and are keenly aware of the complexities that are tied to the ways in with we currently relate to our environment; as well