Friday, July 29, 2005

A Rose By Any Other Name Does Not Smell As Sweet

Platonism, Essentialism or Social Constructionism? Positivism, Realism, Pragmatism, or Relativism? Discuss:

"Add a tenth planet to the solar system - or possibly subtract one.

Astronomers announced yesterday that they had found a lump of rock and ice that was larger than Pluto and the farthest known object in the solar system. The discovery will probably rekindle debate over the definition of "planet" and whether Pluto still merits the designation." (By Kenneth Chang and Dennis Overbye, "Planet or Not, Pluto Now Has Far-Out Rival," The New York Times, July 30, 2005).


Post a Comment

<< Home