Rational Inquiry

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The Anatomy of Judgment
Regal, Philip J.
Book
1990
Tracing the emergence of science and the social institutions that govern it, The Anatomy of Judgment is an odyssey into what human thinking or judgment mean.
An Annotated Bibliography of Nonsense
Malik, Kenan
Article
1998
Academic critics today not only question the impact of science upon society, but they also question the very idea of scientific rationality.
Chomsky on Post-Modernism
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
What I find in the writings of the post-modernists is extremely pretentious, but on examination, a lot of it is simply illiterate, based on extraordinary misreading of texts that I know well (sometime...
Connexions Library: Science Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
The Enlightenment: Connexipedia Article
Article
A term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life, centered upon the eighteenth century.
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science
Gross, Paul; Levitt, Norman
Book
1994
Describes attacks on science, and on concepts of truth and rationality, in areas of the humanities.
A Marxist History of the World part 45: The Enlightenment
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
What gave the Enlightenment its subversive, politically corrosive character was its critique of institutions and practices which appeared comparatively irrational in the light of modern thinking, argu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016: Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
The Phenomenology of Mind
Hegel, G.W.F.
Book
1807
The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
Rationality/Science
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing...
The Unpersuadables
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
In fighting for science, we subscribe to a comforting illusion: that people can be swayed by the facts.

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KenanMalik.com
Kenan Malik's home page. See also blog at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com. Academically, my main areas of interest are the history of ideas; the history and philosophy of science; the philosophy of m...

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Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...