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Postmodern Science as the Search for Instabilities Summary and Analysis

Science has come to a crossroads. In Hegel's phenomenology of spirit, it is discussed about unfolding of spirit toward a culmination of perfect wisdom. Marx borrowed from Hegel in his doctrine of historical materialism. Yet a crisis exists in the postmodern age. Science is thought to be determinative, reliable and consistent, and complete. However, in fact, science is none of these. This belief in determinism is based on the positive philosophy of efficiency.

Science traditionally is not acquiring knowledge through building on previous building blocks. Rather through counterexample, a scientific theory is proved invalid. This fact reduces science to near anarchy in scientific systems. There are many examples, including quantum mechanics. Classical determinism finds that the basic stuff of science continues to be out of science's reach. For example...

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