The epic saga of the Scientific Method (from the paradigmatic revolutions of Thomas Kuhn to the Noetic Intuitions of the new millennium and beyond)
AbstractHaving in my earlier paper (Chinwah, 2001) traced the early beginnings of philosophy, science and scientific method from the PRESOCRATICS through the articulate intuitions of Francis Bacon to the 'cogito' of the venerable Rene Descartes and the Logical Positivism of the Vienna Circle School of thought, we now turn our rather unrelenting searchlight on the PARADIGMATIC REVOLUTIONS of Thomas S. Kuhn (of Harvard University fame), as he conclusively shatters the rather frail and naive logic of Logical Positivism..., and conclude with the NOETIC INTUITIONS AND EFFULGENCES of EMERITUS Professor Willis Harman (of Stanford University's Institute of NOETIC STUDIES), as we attempt to gain a privileged glimpse of the barest outlines of the Emergent Shape of things to come - the very beginnings of the Greater Science (albeit, a 'SUPERSCIENCE'?...) of the 21st century and beyond..., certainly an all-inclusive New-Age science embracing and mastering even the World of Being, Life and Consciousness, and thus empowered to grapple meaningfully and effectively with the problems, mysteries and challenges of the New Millennium and the stimulating ages that lie just ahead of us...!
Key Words: Thomas Kuhn, paradigmatic revolutions, Noetic intuitions, New Millenium, Scientific Method
Global Jnl of Humanities Vol.2(1&2) 2003: 1-6