Selene Posted November 20, 2009 Share Posted November 20, 2009 By contrast, a science delimits its aim and begins to gain acceptance as a scientific discipline only when that delimitation succeeds. Moreover, in pursuing answers to particular questions, it constructs methods that allow it to bring new facts together and to coordinate their interpretation within a circumscribed domain. The upshot of all off this is that philosophers often disagree because of the inevitable differences of values that separate conceptions bearing simultaneously on the universe and the internal life, while scientists achieve a relative accord of minds. But science does so only insofar as it solicits agreement for solutions of restricted problems using equally restricted research methods...The physical sciences succeed because they are rooted in the real (physical) world and the method is grounded empirically. Philosophy has been in a muddle since it was invented by the Greeks about 1500 b.c.e. The same questions are being asked and the same non-answers are being produced. Physical science was thrice blessed when it parted company from philosophy.Ba'al ChatzafBa'al:Are we jettisoning 3000 plus years of Eastern philosophy a tad to quickly here?Adam"Confucianing" is it not? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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