Professional Philosophy, Scientism, and Frankenscience.

1. By scientism, I mean the four-part philosophical ideology consisting of: (i) scientific naturalism as a metaphysical thesis, namely reductive or non-reductive physicalism, plus universal natural mechanism (= everything is either naturally deterministic or naturally indeterministic, but in any case necessarily causally fixed by the general causal laws of nature, especially including the Conservation Laws, … [continue reading]