Defending Humanistic Reasoning

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Defending Humanistic Reasoning

Post by Philosophy Now » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:59 am

Paul Giladi, Alexis Papazoglou, & Giuseppina D’Oro say we need to recognise that science and the humanities are asking and answering different questions.

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Re: Defending Humanistic Reasoning

Post by Sabburi » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:02 pm

The article dealt with physicalism that has an independent methodology. But there are several issues of science which for the present at least are incapable of being answered. Quantum enigma is a case in point. When science wonders whether observer is affecting the physical outcome from double slit experiments reductionist approach may not provide suitable explanation. We are confronted with the influence of consciousness on physical reality. This in my view is a philosophic question. However the answer may come from a scientist or philosopher. In the 21st century we have entered an era where science and philosophy have to work together. Philosophy also has an important role to play in evaluating the moral and ethical issues related to cutting edge science and technology.
The case for human science is clear. Though we have many novels that solve the mystery of death the JFK murder alludes us. But think we must.

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