Structure vs Agency: A False Dichotomy? (Part 1)

Leiderdorp, a.d. III Id. Dec. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., One of the major discussions in the social sciences is the discussion whether structure or agency explains social phenomena best. On the one hand, structuralists¬†argue that society is structured in certain ways, and that people are compelled to act in a certain way by those structures. Individuals have... Continue Reading →

Kuhn and Popper: Reuniting the Giants

Leiden, a.d. VIII id. Dec. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., In the modern philosophy of science there are two giants, Kuhn and Popper. Popper argued that we can only gain knowledge by refuting theories, and not through confirming them. The most famous example is the black swan. You have a theory that all swans are white, and you... Continue Reading →

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