Essay: Lakatos and Kuhn on What Makes a Good Scientific Theory

Written by Sonya Ng Both Lakatos’ and Kuhn’s conceptions of what makes a good scientific theory appear to conflict, because the former has the opinion that the latter is presuming that science is irrational. Yet this is not the case. In this essay, I shall compare both their theories and make a case for Kuhn … Continue reading Essay: Lakatos and Kuhn on What Makes a Good Scientific Theory

Essay: The Strange Case of Professor Procrastinate and Consequentialism

Written by Chan Kei Nin This paper argues that both actualism and possibilism are inadequate in providing a satisfactory answer to whether Professor Procrastinate, as a consequentialist, ought to accept or decline the invitation to write a book review. The paper explores the main problems of actualism and possibilism that lead to this inadequacy, and … Continue reading Essay: The Strange Case of Professor Procrastinate and Consequentialism