Friday, June 24, 2011

On Science And Nominalism

Maritain, an Aristotelian-Thomist roasts the failure of modern science and nominalism
‎The error of pseudo-scientific mechanism clearly supposes the error of nominalism. If the universal doesn't directly or indirectly designate an essence but only a collection of individual cases, its not at all possible to understand how scientific law can be necessarily the succession of singular events contingent.
- Jacques Maritain, Degrees of Knowledge (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999).

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