Defining “Scientism”

No worries, this is not yet another post on the term.

Instead I found this 2014 article by John Shook (philosopher) who lists 26 possible “definitions” (read: uses) for the “Scientism” while laying out how this abstraction is (like others) inevitably packed with polemics, rhetoric and agenda.  I am just adding it to the list of abstractions we need to be aware of.  Don’t let abstract words trick you: the ones you use on your own agendas (where you persuade yourself) or those used to persuade you.

— See my other posts on The Limits of Abstractions here.

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One response to “Defining “Scientism”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing such useful info… Abstract words fool us too easily!

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