Single Idea 1489

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

Full Idea

Philosophy is now dominated by a spirit of theory construction which sees philosophy as continuous with science, but the other problem-centred style is still in existence and it is important to keep it alive.

Gist of Idea

Modern philosophy tends to be a theory-constructing extension of science, but there is also problem-solving

Source

Thomas Nagel (The Philosophical Culture [1995], 6)

Book Reference

Nagel,Thomas: 'Other Minds: Critical Essays 1969-1994' [OUP 1999], p.6