Science vs. philosophy?
Can the sciences answer all our questions now? What is left for disciplines such as philosophy in a world which is understood more and more in scientific terms?
In this essay from The New Atlantis, University of South Carolina biologist Austin L. Hughes weighs in on an age-old issue — and cautions that there are objective questions better answered by philosophy than by science. The Folly of Scientism raises a lot of issues of interest to Liberal Studies and other interdisciplinary programs, from ethics to metaphysics to epistemology.