08 Dec '14 14:01>
This is a nice and interesting obituary of a philosopher interested in philosophy of science: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/04/roy-bhaskar
"In this way, Roy argued, the two camps into which the left has been divided – positivists, who assume that since the world does exist, we must, someday, be able to have exact and predictive knowledge of it, and postmodernists, who believe that since we cannot have such knowledge, we cannot speak of “reality” at all – are just rehearsing different versions of the same fundamental error. In fact, real things are precisely those whose properties will never be exhausted by any description we can make of them. We can have comprehensive knowledge only of things that we have made up."