A Philosophic View of the Questionable, Incredible Polling of the Recent Presidential Election

From reading the philosopher Immanuel Kant it appears he holds mathematics to be more accessible than philosophy, it being more difficult and involved. But philosophy is more complete in that Kant ascribes validity to philsophy’s inclusion of:

“the concept of representation, the concept of being next to or after one another; other concepts can be only partially analysed at all, as the concept of space, time, of various feelings of the human soul, of the feeling of the sublime, of the beautiful, of the disgusting, etc.” (Kant Selected Pre-critical Writings, Kerferd and Walford, Manchester University Press, 1968)

These philosophical ideas are not subject to statistical analysis; which brings to mind the words of a good friend, a Planning Director of a public agency serving two million people. He said

there are lies, damn lies and statistics

, the point of this being that statistics are typically mathematically given in numbers, and as such do not thereby tell the whole truth – or as much as we know of it.

To my mind this is a symptom of the questionable polling and the statistics of our recent Presidential election. Further adding to these symptoms is the President Elect himself; who by his own conduct has come to be thought of as untrustworthy by many Americans who voted in the Presidential election of 2016.

These phenomenons, and the revelation of the actions of a foreign government, that is to say Russia’s bias against the opposing Democratic nominee and the public’s access to truthful information just prior to the vote has further served to undermine confidence in President trump going forward for the next four years.

By |2017-01-15T16:19:27+00:00January 15th, 2017|Categories: Books|0 Comments

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