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I plan to close this site in the not-too-distant future and request you to visit my blog https://tacit-views.blogspot.com instead, which will be fully operative as this site finally gets closed. The blog is entitled ‘TacitKnowledge’, recalling the work of the … More..

22. September 2020 by Avijit Lahiri
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The Problem of Induction and the Problem of Free will

This article is a sequel to my monograph ‘Inference Belief and Interpretation in Science’. It looks at the self of an individual as a complex system and explores the roots of free will to self-linked psychological resources. The apparent conflict between free … More..

22. September 2020 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on the somersaulting cat বিড়ালের ডিগবাজি

The cat has, over decades, generated fabulous interest and attention in science and literature. The way it somersaults in air remained an enigma to physicists, till a series of investigations – some not quite friendly to the cat – has … More..

22. May 2020 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on Philosophy of Mathematics

Starting from the work of Gottlob Frege and the success and failure of the logicist trend in the philosophy of mathematics, and then having a brief look at Zermelo-Frenkel set theory, I address a few basic issues in Mathematical Realism, … More..

15. December 2018 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on Jagadish Chandra Bose, the great luminary of Indian science

Jagadish Chandra Bose was a rare personality in Indian science as also in world science. His mind-boggling talent, however, did not taste its due success and fulfillment owing to a combination of internal and external factors that resulted in his … More..

11. July 2018 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on Induction, Logic, Science, and Belief

The received view of science is that it is impersonal, logical and objective. In fact, the conceptual world that science builds up for us, has its roots in extra-logical factors in our inferential process involving tacit cognition and inductive inference. The received view … More..

07. March 2017 by Avijit Lahiri
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