What is Philosophy of Science Good For ? (Show RS35)

TitleWhat is Philosophy of Science Good For ? (Show RS35)
Publication TypePodcast
AuthorsPigliucci, M, Galef, J
Corporate AuthorsNew York City Skeptics,
PublisherNew York City Skeptics
Year of Publication2011
Date Published05/2011
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractIn this episode we explore philosophy of science: What is it about, and should it matter to scientists? Massimo and Julia also discuss some of the most important questions in philosophy of science now, and some historical debates between leading philosophers of science, like Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper, over how science should or does work. So is philosophy of science, as Richard Feynman famously quipped, "as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds?" Or was philosopher Daniel Dennett closer to the truth when he said, "There is no such thing as philosophy-free science, only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on-board unexamined?"
KeywordsINTERDISCIPLINARY research , philosophy of science , SCIENCE
Home Web Sitehttp://www.rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/
OEC Unique Identifier49 min.
Series NameRationally Speaking
Citation Key9359
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