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Single Idea 2516

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 3. Philosophy Defined]

Full Idea

Philosophy, or at least one large part of it, is subsequent to science; it begins where science leaves off.

Gist of Idea

Most of philosophy begins where science leaves off


Jerrold J. Katz (Realistic Rationalism [2000], Int.xxi)

Book Reference

Katz,Jerrold J.: 'Realistic Rationalism' [MIT 2000], p.-14

A Reaction

In some sense this has to be true. Without metaphysics there couldn't be any science. Rationalists should not forget, though, the huge impact which Darwin's science has (or should have) on fairly abstract philosophy (e.g. epistemology).