Author archives: Jesús Zamora Bonilla

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Jesús Zamora holds PhDs in Philosophy (1993) and Economics (2001). Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the master's program on Science Communication and Journalism at UNED. Prolific author.

Raiders of the lost purpose (1): fine tuning

Raiders of the lost purpose (1): fine tuning

Philosophy of science

By Jesús Zamora Bonilla

Since more than a century ago, every generation has a moment in which religious believers experience an agonising urge to persuade themselves that the ‘truths’ of their religion are compatible with the sophisticate description of the universe that contemporary science is unfolding. Every now and then this leads to the landfall of some best-selling books […]

Too much democracy in democratic science?

Too much democracy in democratic science?

Philosophy of science

By Jesús Zamora Bonilla

democracy There is a growing movement to democratize science, involving the public, often lacking traditional scientific credentials, in the research process. This inclusivity manifests in various forms, particularly involving the public in making value judgments that play a vital role in the scientific decision-making process. As demonstrated by philosophers and scholars of science, scientific inquiry […]

On theory and observation (4): Sneed’s structuralism and T-theorecity

On theory and observation (4): Sneed’s structuralism and T-theorecity

Philosophy of science

By Jesús Zamora Bonilla

As we mentioned in the second entry of this series, the distinction between ‘the observable’ and ‘the theoretical’ focused on the first of these two concepts, so that the notion of ‘theoretical’ was implicitly understood as meaning simply ‘non-observable’. This distinction was submitted to powerful criticisms since the end of the fifties, when it was […]