Science asks objective questions and then attempts to answer them. Philosophy simply makes subjective statements and couldn’t care less whether they’re true, or even applicable to the real world in any way at all. An individual who focuses on science learns much about the world and his fellow man.
Science is a strong competitor against philosophy, nevertheless philosophy of science raises various questions about science. These, for example, are should politics influence science? How should we spend limited research funds? Is it ethical to benefit from clearly unethical research sources? These objections to science are based on both the ethical aspect of philosophy as well as science. Philosophy does also talk a lot about the self and what we are. Philosophy’s main questions are who am i? where am i? what am i? how am i? etc.
It is easy for some to dismiss the discipline of philosophy as obsolete. Stephen Hawking, boldly, argues that philosophy is dead.
Not according to Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Goldstein, a philosopher and novelist, studied philosophy at Barnard and then earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton University. She has written several books, won a MacArthur “Genius Award” in 1996, and taught at several universities, including Barnard, Columbia, Rutgers, and Brandeis.
Goldstein’s forthcoming book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, offers insight into the significant—and often invisible—progress that philosophy has made.
Whats your view?