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IsaacL · 2017-03-28 · Original thread
> in the history of science, progress with concepts and causality did well where the new methods would need Nevada full of disk drives of data. E.g., space flight navigation is based, first, on Newton's law of gravity and second law of motion, not on fitting massive of data via deep learning.

If you're thinking about conceptual reasoning vs. purely data-driven reasoning, you'd really get a lot of value from reading Ayn Rand's theory of concepts. Yes, she's very unpopular amongst modern philosophers, so all I'll say is you should read her writings and judge for yourself.

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Objectivist-Epistemology...

Two people used her philosophy as a basis for a book on induction and the history of the scientific method:

https://www.amazon.com/Logical-Leap-Induction-Physics-ebook/...

Here's a free taster: http://aynrandlexicon.com/book/conceptual.html

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