Why facts neither speak for themselves nor resolve the psi controversy: The view from the rational epistemology

@inproceedings{MacKay1990WhyFN,
  title={Why facts neither speak for themselves nor resolve the psi controversy: The view from the rational epistemology},
  author={Donald G. MacKay},
  year={1990}
}
Theoretically advanced sciences such as physics and biolo~y have developed two complementary and Beld-ernbracmg epis­ temologies or frameworks for the pursuit of scientific under­ standing. One, the tmpirical f'pistemology. aims to test theories and develop a reliable body of facts and ",a)·world appllcanons, whereas the other. the ratumalrJ'istrmoloi:Y' aims to create and develop theories for explainmg available facts, faeilitatin~ prole­ tical applications. and predicting new facts for future… CONTINUE READING