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Old 25th August 2019, 09:24 PM   #526
Robin
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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.
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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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