I have particularly obsessed with epistemology in the last few weeks – that is, the nature of knowledge. I’ve always found the subject interesting, but since my intellectual transformation to (and through) the Austrian school of Economics, methodology of the social sciences has always puzzled me. Apriorism and extreme rationalism no longer sits well with me like it once did, so I am exploring its ontological possibility and its practical limits. But that’s for another series of posts and probably a paper.
At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a blog post called “A Critical Rationalist Epiphany at a Bookstore” (on my old blog, now long gone), exploring the nature of critical rationalism and the sporder of knowledge. I wrote this before we launched Sporder and I started re-framing most of my thoughts in terms of sporders. I wanted to repost it here for two reasons (aside from the fact that I find the subject fascinating): 1) It deals with the sporder of knowledge and 2) I want to use it as a reference to dive more deeply into epistemology in some forthcoming posts.
And I am currently reading Popper’s Logic of Scientific Discovery so I am slowly gaining credibility to grapple with his ideas.
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