Incompleteness / Philosophy

Notes on Reductionism 4 – Separating Laws and Content

Reductionism is the attempt to “reduce” everything to physics. Should it not be possible to describe everything as a physical process? Chemistry is clearly a branch of physics. Biological organisms work in terms of chemical processes. Psychological processes work in terms of brain processes, which are biological, culture is a product of those psychological processes… … Continue reading

Incompleteness / Philosophy / Science / Thoughts

Notes on Reductionism, Part 2 – Enlarging the Box

In the previous post I have argued that a complete description of a system like WordPress is impossible because the system can be extended by information entering it from the outside, information that cannot be derived (at least not completely) from what was contained in the system before. We might still try to achieve a … Continue reading