In search of an adequate theory of human interaction – part 7

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction; an account of my thoughts on scientific research. [1] Introduction (the context of this paper) [2] Ontology and the definition of the object of research (What is?) [3] Epistemology and the semantic theory of human interaction (Why do we study ‘What is’?) [4] Methodology and the […]

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction – part 6

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction; an account of my thoughts on scientific research. [1] Introduction (the context of this paper) [2] Ontology and the definition of the object of research (What is?) [3] Epistemology and the semantic theory of human interaction (Why do we study ‘What is’?) [4] Methodology and the […]

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction – part 5

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction; an account of my thoughts on scientific research. [1] Introduction (the context of this paper) [2] Ontology and the definition of the object of research (What is?) [3] Epistemology and the semantic theory of human interaction (Why do we study ‘What is’?) [4] Methodology and the […]

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction – part 4

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction; an account of my thoughts on scientific research. [1] Introduction (the context of this paper) [2] Ontology and the definition of the object of research (What is?) [3] Epistemology and the semantic theory of human interaction (Why do we study ‘What is’?) [4] Methodology and the […]

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction – part 3

In search of an adequate theory of human interaction; an account of my thoughts on scientific research. [1] Introduction (the context of this paper) [2] Ontology and the definition of the object of research (What is?) [3] Epistemology and the semantic theory of human interaction (Why do we study ‘What is’?) [4] Methodology and the […]

Inductief en deductief onderzoek

Tot op heden zijn in de sociale wetenschap twee onderzoek benaderingen die op het eerste gezicht in de praktijk moeilijk zijn te verenigen. Het gaat om de nomothetische benadering en de ideografische benadering. De nomothetische benadering hanteert methoden die zich lenen voor het ontdekken van wetmatigheden waar mensen aan onderhevig zijn en drukt de wetmatigheden […]

Physics and the social sciences

Lee Smolin writes in his book “The trouble with physics” about the problems some physicists have with string theory; a theory that is still untested but believed to be true by nearly the whole scientific community. In the introduction of his book he writes that in science, “for a theory to be believed, it must […]

Some thoughts on the concepts of space and time

Going home by tram this morning, after having done some shopping, I was reading a book I just bought, written by Lawrence Krauss with the intriguing title: Hiding in the mirror. I bought the book because it’s about scientist thinking about realities beyond perception. At this moment I am interested in the way humans try […]