Daniel Halliday
Nov 8 · Last update 12 days ago.
Has modern physics made philosophy redundant?
Before his death Professor Stephen Hawking claimed that philosophy is dead, meaning the great advances in physics in the last hundred years, have made the philosophical approach redundant. Is philosophy dead, has modern physics answered its questions?
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Maybe there is more of a problem with the labels we apply to methods of acquiring knowledge
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Maybe there is more of a problem with the labels we apply to methods of acquiring knowledge

Just because science has more 'real world' relevance, does not mean that it is in some way the only method worth using to answer big questions. Maybe it's the obsolete labels of what is “science” or “philosophy”, “physics” or “metaphysics” that are the problem? As many of these questions remain completely or partially unanswered, labelling them by what historical school of thought they fall into, or by the tools that are used to derive answer, may just be wasted energy…

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