So it’s happened – I’ve become too busy writing about philosophy in my real life to write about philosophy on my blog, and so I need another week of hiatus. To make up for the absence of a post by me, I’ll leave you with something better – a fantastic post by Jeff Bilbro from Christ & University on the scientism of magic, and the hubris of scientism. This post fits in extremely well with the C&U posts I linked to earlier this week (The Art of Learning).
Still, I kept wondering how that attitude manifests itself in the humanities, and how both the humanities and the sciences might do more to work against it. Maybe instead of “scientism” a better word for this attitude is “magic.”
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