A small collection of


concerning various subjects, all tracing an elusive point yet to come into vision. Mainly interested in theory of science & the philosophy of pictures.

by Maximilian Noichl who can be found also here:


The structure of recent philosophy (II)

In this codebook we will investigate the macro-structure of philosophical literature. As a base for our investigation I have collected about fifty-thousand records from the Web of Science collection, spanning from the late forties to this very day. The question of how philosophy is structured has received quite a lot of attention, albeit usually under more specific formulations, for example when people ask whether there is a divide between “analytic” and “continental” philosophy, or whether philosophy is divided more along the lines of “naturalism” and “anti-naturalism”. »

Replication & Public Perception

This month a study came out that tried to estimate how good social-science-research can be replicated. Camerer et al. (2018) took twenty-one studies from Nature and Science and tried to replicate them. Thirteen replications were successful, meaning that a significant effect in the same direction as in the original study could be found. I looked at the Altmetrics of these studies, to see how they fared in the public perception. »