Science and Philosophy: A Love–Hate Relationship

  title={Science and Philosophy: A Love–Hate Relationship},
  author={Sebastian De Haro},
  journal={Foundations of Science},
  • S. De Haro
  • Published 2 August 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Foundations of Science
In this paper I review the problematic relationship between science and philosophy; in particular, I will address the question of whether science needs philosophy, and I will offer some positive perspectives that should be helpful in developing a synergetic relationship between the two. I will review three lines of reasoning often employed in arguing that philosophy is useless for science: (a) philosophy’s death diagnosis (‘philosophy is dead’); (b) the historic-agnostic argument/challenge… 
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