Part 5 of the essay series Research and Knowledge Accumulation

Euclid vs. Galileo vs. Freud

Some thinkers’ ideas are refined and built on for decades, centuries, or millennia. Other thinkers’ ideas are explored but then abandoned.

Euclid and Galileo are examples of the former. Euclid’s Elements in 300 BC presented…

Part 1 of the essay series Research and Knowledge Accumulation

The Long Room in the Old Library, Library of Trinity College Dublin

Mountains of research

Our society is spending an enormous amount of money and effort on research. Here is a graph of PhDs granted, money spent, and papers published over the last hundred years:

Geoff Anders

Philosopher, research program designer.

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