17 Answered Questions for the topic Philosophy Of Science

05/17/19

What should philosophers know about math and natural sciences?

My question is whether a lack of knowledge about formal mathematics or theoretical science in general would have an impact on a philosopher's ability to think and make judgments. Why should a... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Philosophy Of Mathematics

05/11/19

What are the foundations of philosophy?

I'm a student majoring in mathematics. I've taken a course in mathematical logic and a course in set theory. My problem is basically that I'm always finding philosophical concepts, for example... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Metaphysics

05/11/19

Why does the universe obey scientific laws?

As far as anyone is aware, the universe consistently acts according to predictable laws (and scientific inquiry exists to determine those laws). Is there any metaphysical reason for this? Is such a... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Philosophy Of Mathematics

05/03/19

Is Mathematics always correct?

It seems Mathematical theories/Laws/Formulas are the least questioned in all of the sciences. Is mathematics that good at being closest to the laws of universe, or is it just a logical tool of our... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Quantum Physics Free Will

05/02/19

In which way does quantum mechanics disprove determinism?

Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Philosophy Of Religion Faith

04/28/19

In what sense is atheism scientific?

Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Epistemology Popper

04/28/19

What basis do we have for certainty in current scientific theories?

Given there is much past scientific belief that we now know NOT to be true, what basis do we have for the seemingly increasing certainty in our scientific beliefs held today being true? On the one... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Philosophy Of Religion

04/19/19

Theories of Everything as a hold over from monotheism?

In his book "A Tear at the Edge of Creation", physicist Mario Gleiser argues that results from cosmology and particle physics make it unlikely that we will ever find an elegant unified theory of... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy

04/09/19

Thinkers and scientists opposed to philosophy?

I have heard of some thinkers having negative opinions on the use of philosophy. I want to understand this point of view. I would like to know the names of some thinkers, and especially scientists,... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Truth Epistemology

04/05/19

Is scientism a self defeating epistemology?

Some who have argued against the validity of scientism have argued that the view that only science can uncover truth is not a scientific discovery but rather a epistemology. Hence it has been... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy

04/04/19

Why is scientism philosophically wrong?

I think a combination of science and philosophy _alone_ leads to closer to truth. Why is it that it is wrong to think that science _alone_ leads to truth? Isn't empirical truth the only one we can... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Epistemology

04/03/19

Is Science about Truth or Adequate Models?

Is it the general view amongst philosophers of science that science isn't about truth but rather adequately predictive models and therefore it doesn't make sense to speak of a scientific theory as... more

04/02/19

Fundamental idea on proving God's existence with science?

I think that proving God's existence or any deity from any culture with the rigors of science is fundamentally absurd. The popular arguments usually involve space-time and the big bang theory. (I... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Theology Cosmology

03/27/19

What is the purpose of the universe?

There are two extremes known as **creationism** vs **evolutionism**. Let's consider creationism for a moment, and imagine that God exists, and he/she has created us. The question that obsesses my... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Epistemology Occams Razor

03/19/19

Do any philosophers disagree with Occam's razor?

I never bought into the razor. For example, if I have two hypotheses A and B with equal evidence, the razor would have me pick the simpler one. But personally in my mind, I create a sort of... more
Philosophy Of Science Philosophy Logic Difference

03/14/19

What is the difference between Fact and Truth?

Philosophy Of Science

02/15/16

how was science approached

How was Science approached and defined in Philosophical terms? Is Science necessary to the Progress of Human nature? How does Science help the Progress of Human nature? Does Science do the opposite... more

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