Philosophy - an introduction to this page

This page was last update on January 4, 2021

This page relects my interests in Philosophy. It also reflects the interests and activities of the Melrose Park Philosophy Club, which I co-founded approximately in the year 2,000. I hope to add various sub-topics as time permits. Thank you for reading or for adding comments and suggestions! Reach me at Thank you!

Albert Fried-Cassorla January 3, 2021


Causality and Science

"The related topics of causation and hypotheses can be complicated. To provide something eminently manageable, I'd suggest the following:

First, reading ONLY item #4 (on pages 5 and 6) of the following document:
(To be sure, interested readers are welcome to read the rest of the document.)

Second, read the following abstract:
What is important in this abstract is ONLY to understand the problem that the author is proposing to solve. I don't think it's necessary to fuss that much with his proposed solution (the last part of the abstract).


Science - Philosophy of Science

As a general introduction to Philosophy of Science, I (Albert) recommend the following:

Video - Philosophy of science in fifteen minutes - by Mark Pallen -

Text - For a lengthy but good article on the subjects, try wikipedia.

To search for particular national belioefs about science, or by individual philosophers, refer to:

The following materials and links pertain to a planned meeting of our Philosophy Club to be led by Dr. Justin Kaplan. As I write this, the meeting is set for February 17, 2021 via Zoom.

Science Denial

This is from an email from Justin:

"The FIRST part of this email is a response to requests for information for preparation for the session.

"Here are a few things that interested people can read in advance. I have tried to be highly selective, so that these materials require only a brief amount of time.

"For the topic of countering science denial, I like the following: