Tag: mathematics

The Clockwork Universe

A close up image of a watch

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Today, we’ll be looking at the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, whose approach to natural philosophy created a revolution, the effects of which are still being felt today. I will offer a brief snapshot of Newton’s life… Continue Reading “The Clockwork Universe”

Does God Make Scientific Errors?

A digitised image of our solar system

In this week’s philosophy post we’ll be moving on from the Medieval period to look at the beginnings of modern science and the life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus. I will offer a snapshot of this scientific thinker whose work would challenge the very… Continue Reading “Does God Make Scientific Errors?”

Rivers of Change

A waterfall and flowing river, surrounded by rocks and trees

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at some of the most famous presocratic philosophers (that is, ancient Greek philosophers who lived prior to Socrates), and we will finish this mini-series of presocratic thinkers with Heraclitus,… Continue Reading “Rivers of Change”

Reality as Numbers

A blackboard with mathematical equations written in chalk

In this week’s Friday Philosophy post we’re going to stay with the ancient Greeks and look at an idea by a man who we all know from mathematics lessons. Pythagoras of Samos┬álived around the mid-sixth century BC (we don’t know the exact dates) and… Continue Reading “Reality as Numbers”