science and philosophyTag
Somewhere along the line many physicists have come to believe that it must be possible to formulate a theory without observational input, based on pure logic and some sense of aesthetics. They must believe their brains have a mystical connection to the universe and pure power of thought will tell them the laws of nature. But the only logical requirement to choose ax..
Edge.org’s 2014 annual question is “What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement?” Many weigh in on the question with interesting answers, including philosophers Andy Clark (Edinburgh), Daniel Dennett (Tufts), Steve Fuller (Warwick), Tamar Gendler (Yale), Ian Gold (McGill), Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, A.C. Grayling (Birkbeck), Thomas Metzinger (Johannes Gutenberg-U..
Just having the graduate students and Sara present in our space and asking us questions raises our consciousness, our neural system, to be thinking a little more about the ethical implications of what we do…. That could/should thinking is unique to philosophy and is something that science should embrace more and more.
So says Tom Daniel, professor of biology at U..