Ideas from 'The Philosophical Culture' by Thomas Nagel [1995], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Other Minds: Critical Essays 1969-1994' by Nagel,Thomas [OUP 1999,0-19-513246-7]].

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1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism
Modern philosophy tends to be a theory-constructing extension of science, but there is also problem-solving
                        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.
                        From: Thomas Nagel (The Philosophical Culture [1995], 6)