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Science versus Philosophy

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:20 am

Knowledge is power. But philosophy is not knowledge. Philosophy is knowing what to do with knowledge... what to do with power.

- Parodites, The Analytic Impossibility

I think this pretty much sums it up. Science needs to be philosophy's handmaiden, or knight, but not its ruler. It is blind to us, it values only that which it can incorporate entirely, which does not include human nature.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
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Re: Science versus Philosophy

Postby Venture » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:36 am

Science also fails to solve the problem of induction, ethics, conceptual tautology, consciousness and most of metaphysics.

I would have to disagree with philosophy as knowledge, direction and power. Philosophy does not accomplish much other than provide new fundamental for new insights, curiosity, arguments or questions for other fields such as the life/natural sciences, mathematics, earth or space sciences, psychology, politics, law and economy.

What is meant by 'human nature' ?
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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Re: Science versus Philosophy

Postby barbarianhorde » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:29 am

Venture wrote:What is meant by 'human nature' ?


You said it my man.


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