Ideas from 'works' by Otto Neurath [1930], by Theme Structure

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1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism
Philosophy is not separate from or above empirical science
                        Full Idea: There is no such thing as philosophy as a basic or universal science alongside or above the various fields of the one empirical science.
                        From: Otto Neurath (works [1930]), quoted by Simon Critchley - Continental Philosophy - V. Short Intro Ch.6
                        A reaction: This is what you get for becoming an empiricist. If philosophy is the quest for human wisdom, it seems to me highly unlikely that physical sciences will provide it. Human interests and values and understanding play absolutely no role in physics.