Philosophy
//Recueil de Planches, Title Page// Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, Volume 6. Edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Paris 1768. Photograph by D Dunlop
Recueil de Planches, Title Page Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, Volume 6. Edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Paris 1768. Photograph by D Dunlop

This page exists to make room for, and invite the participation of philosophers. There are some philosophical parts of WikiMechanics that are fuzzy and they should be addressed more completely if possible. So far, what we have here is just a jumble of notes, back-links, half-baked articles and outstanding questions. But it would sure be great to hear from the neighbors …


Since WikiMechanics presents a systematic development of physics, we have the opportunity of establishing some kind of ontological hierarchy based on an explicit account of the number of assumptions that go into producing any given theoretical result. For example, astronomical assertions should not be given as much credibility as results that are based on controlled experiments. The following domain-names have been secured to support future development in these directions.

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