Why science needs philosophy

Despite the tight historical links between science and philosophy, present-day scientists often perceive philosophy as completely different from, and even antagonistic to, science. We argue here that, to the contrary, philosophy can have an important and productive impact on science.

 

Opinion: Why science needs philosophy
Lucie Laplane, Paolo Mantovani, Ralph Adolphs, Hasok Chang, Alberto Mantovani, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Carlo Rovelli, Elliott Sober, and Thomas Pradeu
PNAS March 5, 2019 116 (10) 3948-3952; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1900357116

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