On 07 Jul 2012, at 15:31, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
My comments to Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow,
especially to the statement from the book
“Traditionally these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is
dead. Philosophy has not kept up with modern developments in
science, particularly physics. Scientists have become the bearers of
the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”
I am not so much in favor of "professional philosophers", which does
not mean that some of them do good ... science (like Maudlin, Slezak,
even McGuin: it is real reasoning).
But that statement looks like the blind arrogance of physics, which
ignores the mind body problem systematically for years.
Consciousness might be the grain of sand which will remind us that we
might try to be a bit more modest.
To say that scientists have become the bearer of the knowledge quest
is a truism becoming false when the scientist put a problem under the
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