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Sample chapter from my book ‘Science as an Interpretation of the World: Inference and Reality’

Inferences are rooted in the cognitive system of the individual and of groups of individuals (the scientific communities in the case of scientific inferences) while, at the same time, these are aimed at grasping relevant aspects of a mind-independent reality. More..

05. February 2018 by Avijit Lahiri
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Induction, Logic, Science, and Belief (in Bengali)

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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Quantum Theory: Under the Limelight, and Away from it (in Bengali)

This article focuses on episodes in the history of physics relating to the possible role of hidden variables in quantum theory – episodes involving John von Neumann, Grete Hermann, David Bohm, and John S. Bell. The glare of limelight sometimes obscures developments unfolding away from it that later turn out to be significant…… More..

23. October 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Logic in Mathematics and the Sciences

Logic is supposed to provide a secure foundation to mathematics.In mathematics, ‘everything is logical and certain’ – such, at least, is the common perception of what mathematics is. In fact, things are not so simple, and logical perfection (or ‘completeness’) … More..

14. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on Alan Turing

This is the centenary year of that towering intellect, a great mathematician and logician of all times, who was made to meet an unfortunate end. More..

13. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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Read my Bengali article on the problem of interpretation of quantum theory

The world-view acquired from the macroscopic world we live in may not be competent enough to properly pose, let alone resolve, the problems of interpretation of quantum theory; nevertheless, some kind of an understanding and interpretation of the exotic rules … More..

13. August 2016 by Avijit Lahiri
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