Science vs. philosophy?

from on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:16 pm

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.

 

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