Single Idea 14001

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism]

Full Idea

When people give arguments from scientific theories to philosophical conclusions, there is usually a good deal of philosophy built into the relevant scientific theories.

Gist of Idea

People who use science to make philosophical points don't realise how philosophical science is


Ned Markosian (A Defense of Presentism [2004], 3.9)

Book Reference

'Persistence: contemporary readings', ed/tr. Haslanger,S/|Kurtz,RM [MIT 2006], p.327

A Reaction

I love this remark, being thoroughly fed up with knowledgeable scientists who are na´ve about philosophy, and think their current theory demolishes long-lasting aporiai. They are up to their necks in philosophy.

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