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The Construction of Social Reality by John Searle

If you started out searching for truth, you may have read a lot of philosophy. I did, when younger, and eventually drifted toward science, because philosophy seemed too abstract and circular. You can’t read a better argument for what truth is than is presented by John Searle, in The Construction of Social Reality. He delineates … Continue reading The Construction of Social Reality by John Searle

From Molecule to Metaphor by Jerome Feldman

As promised, Jerome Feldman delivers a comprehensive, detailed theory that takes us from individual neuron function to the way the brain’s neural system works in language use, as it is currently known, all the way through embodied thought, grammar, language, and conceptual metaphor. Though there is obviously much more research to be done at most … Continue reading From Molecule to Metaphor by Jerome Feldman

The Invention of Science by David Wootton

The Invention of Science is a very wise and erudite volume about the essential changes that were necessary for modern science, i.e. the Scientific Revolution, to occur in the 16th century. These included more efficient ways to disseminate information, such as the printing press, which also aided in building a scientific community; the turn toward … Continue reading The Invention of Science by David Wootton

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