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September 14, 2012 / Mark Axelrod

2 recent articles on science and philosophy

Check out 2 recent provocative articles from the Observer/Guardian (UK) online…

1. Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/19/thomas-kuhn-structure-scientific-revolutions

On the 50th anniversary of Kuhn’s book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, John Naughton discusses how the book has impacted scientific practice and our understanding of how science works.

 

2. Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/09/science-philosophy-debate-julian-baggini-lawrence-krauss

A debate between a philosopher and a theoretical physicist about the role of their disciplines.

What do you think?  Did Kuhn truly change science?  Are philosophy and physics irreconcilable approaches to understanding our world?

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