By Anthony J. Martin
What if we awakened one morning all the dinosaur bones on this planet have been long past? How could we all know those iconic animals had a165-million yr historical past on the earth, and had tailored to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues will be left to parent not just their presence, but additionally to profit approximately their intercourse lives, elevating of younger, social lives, strive against, and who ate who? What would it not take for us to grasp how briskly dinosaurs moved, whether or not they lived underground, climbed timber, or went for a swim? Welcome to the realm of ichnology, the research of lines and hint fossils corresponding to tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and different vestiges of habit and the way via those amazing clues, we will be able to discover and intuit the wealthy and complex lives of dinosaurs. With a special, detective-like method, examining the forensic clues of those long-extinct animals that depart a far richer legacy than bones, Martin brings the wild international of the Mesozoic to lifestyles for the twenty-first century reader."
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Accordingly, in the practice of science we do commerce with concepts and propositions that carry their history with them, that is, their historical ties to intentional acts of consciousness performed by other people at other times and places, activities in which these scientiﬁc concepts and propositions are developed as such. Our account of indexicality, global indexicality, and historicality helps to resolve some of Husserl’s worries in the Crisis, to the eﬀect that mathematical physics has lost touch with our everyday Lebenswelt experience and its Umwelt.
A nd f urthermore t hese m eanings a re historically bound to the collective intentional activities in which the relevant scientiﬁc theories have developed and are continuing to develop even as we carry on with historically developed and “sedimented” scientiﬁc concepts and theories. Husserl vis-à-vis Carnap’s Constitution Theory of Empirical Science The structure of logical representation and empirical evidence is central to Husserl’s Logical Investigations, to his inaugural conception of phenomenology t herein, a nd to his mature conception of constitution from Ideas I to t he Crisis.
The Prolegomena outlines a t heory o f “pure l ogic,” wh ich p reﬁgures t he de velopment o f semantics o r m etalogic b y C arnap, Tarski, a nd o thers. I nvestigation I oﬀers a t heory o f l inguistic e xpression, m eaning, a nd re ference ( with some similarity to Frege’s). Investigation II oﬀers a t heory of universals, or “ideal species” or essences (Wesen), combining elements of the Platonic and Aristotelian views of universals. Investigation III is a theory of part a nd whole, including t he notion of “moment,” or dependent pa rt.