Posted: January 24, 2011 at 9:00 am | Tags: Concepts, epistemology
from wikipedia. my memo.
Concepts in epistemology
Concepts are vital to the development of scientific knowledge. For example, it would be difficult to imagine physics without concepts like: energy, force, or acceleration. Concepts help to integrate apparently unrelated observations and phenomena into viable hypotheses and theories, the basic ingredients of science. The concept map is a tool that is used to help researchers visualize the inter-relationships between various concepts.
Posted: January 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Tags: Concepts, definition, metaphilosophy
from wikipedia. Mye memo.
Concepts and metaphilosophy
A long and well-established tradition philosophy posits that philosophy itself is nothing more than conceptual analysis. This view has its proponents in contemporary literature as well as historical. According to Deleuze and Guattari’s What Is Philosophy? (1991), philosophy is the activity of creating concepts. This creative activity differs from previous definitions of philosophy as simple reasoning, communication or contemplation of universals. Concepts are specific to philosophy: science creates “functions”, and art “sensations”. A concept is always signed: thus, Descartes’ Cogito or Kant’s “transcendental”. It is a singularity, not universal, and connects itself with others concepts, on a “plane of immanence” traced by a particular philosophy. Concepts can jump from one plane of immanence to another, combining with other concepts and therefore engaging in a “becoming-Other.”