On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 4/13/2013 2:40 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote: > > Unless we question causality itself. Which we should. This is why > Science is not the only way to pursue knowledge and Philosophy is > necessary. > > > Causality isn't even an important concept in fundamental physics. All the > equations are time reversal (or CPT) invariant. But philosophers resisted > this view.
I'm aware, but it is an important concept for all the sciences at higher levels of abstraction, starting with chemistry. Until fundamental physics can provide us with workable theories for the meso world we live in, we have a problem. > What knowledge do you think has come from philosophy? You are aware that by asking this question you are already doing philosophy? Some of my favorites: the scientific method, logic, the systematisation of fallacies, Descarte's cogito, theories about knowledge itself (Epistemology). The entire intellectual foundation of western civilisation may make it to the list too, but it's a bit hard to enumerate all the ideas... > Brent > "The philosophy of science is just about as useful to scientists > as ornithology is to birds." > --- Steven Weinberg Funny as it might be to treat scientists as a biological class of organisms, this is a bit silly. Popper's principle of falsifiability seems rather useful to me. Occam's razor is not that bad either. Cheers, Telmo. > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.