Future, Present, & Past:
Speculative~~ Giving itself latitude and leisure to take any premise or inquiry to its furthest associative conclusion.
Critical~~ Ready to apply, to itself and its object, the canons of reason, evidence, style, and ethics, up to their limits.
Traditional~~ At home and at large in the ecosystem of practice and memory that radically nourishes the whole person.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
On the Ultimately Possible
The FQXi community, a great physics site, has an annual essay contest. Winners of last year's contest--on the subject "What is Ultimately Possible in Physics?"--have just been announced. You can follow the link to read the winning essays. Worth your time. It's philosophically interesting to note the considerable number of essays discussing whether a "complete theory" of the universe is a feasibility. But this is not the only reason to check these out.