A light-hearted essay comparing the nature of causality in the social and empirical sciences. 3800 words. More
This essay is Appendix A of How To Define the Word "Religion". I broke it out as a separate piece for classes in both religion and the social sciences to consider. The category-based nested form is the ground for this entertaining consideration of the way the empirical and social sciences operate and how we (humans) respond to their operations.
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About the Series: Intimations of Political Philosophy
Today, political philosophy may wonder about the object of its speculation. The sovereign is not the only one in the picture. History cannot be ignored. Sensible construction meets social construction in these comments and essays.