Beyond Turf Wars: The Facebook comment thread

By Wayne Myrvold I posted a link to my blog post, “Beyond Turf Wars,” on my Facebook page. It resulted in an interest back-and-forth involving myself, philosopher Vishnya Maudlin, and Matt Leifer, a physicist working on the foundations of quantum theories, about, among other things, the differences between physics and philosophy, and the respectove roles [...]

2016-01-29T12:12:34-05:00June 17th, 2012|Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science|

Beyond Turf Wars

By Wayne Myrvold There has been a bit of squabbling, of late, between physicists and philosophers of science.  In 2010, in their  book The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. declared that “philosophy is dead …  Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.  More recently, the [...]

2013-03-04T10:25:12-05:00June 11th, 2012|Philosophy of Science|
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