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Old 25th August 2019, 09:24 PM   #526
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Basically Hoffman's theory is a prime example of science which seems to follow the scientific method but is basically nonsense because he hasn't thought clearly about whether the hypothesis is meaningful in the first place.
The non-theoretical character of metaphysics would not be in itself a defect; all arts have this non-theoretical character without thereby losing their high value for personal as well as for social life. The danger lies in the deceptive character of metaphysics; it gives the illusion of knowledge without actually giving any knowledge. This is the reason why we reject it. - Rudolf Carnap "Philosophy and Logical Syntax"
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