Posts Tagged: abduction

Article on abduction out

My article on abductive inference in archaeology can be found in the most recent issue of Muinaistutkija (3/2013). In it I argued for the fallible and open-ended nature of archaeological epistemology. With some examples from the history of archaeology I

Article on abduction out

My article on abductive inference in archaeology can be found in the most recent issue of Muinaistutkija (3/2013). In it I argued for the fallible and open-ended nature of archaeological epistemology. With some examples from the history of archaeology I

Talks

I have two confirmed talks on abduction coming up this spring, one at the XIII NTAG in Reykjavik in April and another at the IV Annual Conference on the New Materialisms in Turku in May (see them on Talks and lectures),

Talks

I have two confirmed talks on abduction coming up this spring, one at the XIII NTAG in Reykjavik in April and another at the IV Annual Conference on the New Materialisms in Turku in May (see them on Talks and lectures),

Is the scientific paper a fraud?

Much of scientific communication takes place in scientific papers, but the scientific paper has also received a lot of critique. In 1963 Peter Medawar (1991, 228–233) wrote that the scientific paper is a fraud. Not because it contains misinformation, but

Is the scientific paper a fraud?

Much of scientific communication takes place in scientific papers, but the scientific paper has also received a lot of critique. In 1963 Peter Medawar (1991, 228–233) wrote that the scientific paper is a fraud. Not because it contains misinformation, but

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies ‘Science Day 2012’ (University of Helsinki)

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki is organizing a ‘Science Day‘ on Wednesday the 16th of May where the department researchers are to showcase their projects. I will give a short presentation

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies ‘Science Day 2012’ (University of Helsinki)

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki is organizing a ‘Science Day‘ on Wednesday the 16th of May where the department researchers are to showcase their projects. I will give a short presentation

Research plan for my doctoral thesis

This post may be of more interest to my Finnish speaking readers. This is the research plan for my doctoral thesis. If you don’t read Finnish, put it in Google Translate. It does a decent job, I checked. Johdanto Kun

Research plan for my doctoral thesis

This post may be of more interest to my Finnish speaking readers. This is the research plan for my doctoral thesis. If you don’t read Finnish, put it in Google Translate. It does a decent job, I checked. Johdanto Kun

From symmetry to tacit knowledge in archaeology

The so-called symmetrical archaeology was born as a critique of postprocessual archaeology which, according to it’s critics, had in all its preoccupation with the individual and the socio-cultural forgotten the ‘thingly component’ of the past (Olsen 2003: 87). This in

From symmetry to tacit knowledge in archaeology

The so-called symmetrical archaeology was born as a critique of postprocessual archaeology which, according to it’s critics, had in all its preoccupation with the individual and the socio-cultural forgotten the ‘thingly component’ of the past (Olsen 2003: 87). This in

Pragmaticism as the new possibility of a scientific archaeology 2/3

2. The structure of scientific inquiry The following ideas have also been explicated to some degree above but they deserve more attention. The structure of scientific inquiry follows the basic rules of scientific attitude, for example that sham reasoning is

Pragmaticism as the new possibility of a scientific archaeology 2/3

2. The structure of scientific inquiry The following ideas have also been explicated to some degree above but they deserve more attention. The structure of scientific inquiry follows the basic rules of scientific attitude, for example that sham reasoning is

Helsinki Metaphysical Club

In the 1860s Charles Peirce started a club called the Metaphysical Club. This is where pragmatism was more or less born. In 1997 a bunch of Finnish postgraduate students started a discussion group for people interested in pragmatism. Following Peirce,

Helsinki Metaphysical Club

In the 1860s Charles Peirce started a club called the Metaphysical Club. This is where pragmatism was more or less born. In 1997 a bunch of Finnish postgraduate students started a discussion group for people interested in pragmatism. Following Peirce,

Dissertation and doctoral studies

I have now finally started planning my doctoral studies and the dissertation. The deadline for applications at the University of Helsinki this year is October the 20th. Better late than never I think. However, I have managed to come up

Dissertation and doctoral studies

I have now finally started planning my doctoral studies and the dissertation. The deadline for applications at the University of Helsinki this year is October the 20th. Better late than never I think. However, I have managed to come up