Friday, February 22, 2013

Ed Feser on Scientism

The following quote is from Ed Feser’s blog, and it can be found in its original context here.
“Scientism claims to be ‘reality based’ but that is precisely what it is not. It recognizes only aspects of reality, and in particular only those susceptible of study via its favored methods. When those methods fail to capture some aspect of reality – God, consciousness, intentionality, free will, selfhood, moral value, and so on – scientism tends to blame reality rather than its methods, and to insist that the reality either be redefined so as to make it compatible with its methods, or eliminated entirely.”
It’s quite a powerful, and apropos, statement. I do not think it needs further comment, other than to say scientism is obviously wrongheaded.

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