Exact sciences?!? Says who?

The winner usually writes the history, people say.

And this is exactly what happened with the ideological winners of the battle between atheism and religion: science became the “proof” that we can know things “objectively” (see previous posts in Harmonia Philosophica @ Blogger of whether such an “objective” reality can even exist) and that we can measure things in an “exact” way.

All other sciences were tagged as more “theoretical”, as if they have nothing to do with the “reality” (despite the fact that philosophers have been looking for that “reality” for centuries to no avail).

But what can we measure? Happiness? Sorrow? Love?

What can we prove? Can we prove axioms? Can we prove the consistency of any theory (Gödel is so much forgotten and for a reason)

Exact sciences are sciences were we create theories right out of our head in order to formulate scientific models to describe the world. Nothing to do with “truth”. Nothing to do with “reality”. On the other hand all the “theoretical” sciences deal with issues so human that they should be named the only actual exact sciences we have.

White. Black.

Black. White.


Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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