Philosophy, what is it good for?

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Nyarlathotep's picture
Next time someone asks, tell

Next time someone asks, tell them: The Colour out of Space.

Sheldon's picture
"A proposition is considered

"A proposition is considered to have objective truth when its truth conditions are met without bias caused by a sentient subject. Scientific objectivity refers to the ability to judge without partiality or external influence, sometimes used synonymously with neutrality."

If anyone cares this is a philosophical, and scientific definition. Objective truths can be ascertained by the scientific method, and it's successes in doing this are manifest. In answer to the OP and as I stated almost from the start, philosophy is a useful tool, if only for determining what is and what is not scientific. The strict principles of validation in the modern scientific method are derived from philosophy. I think to a certain extent science has usurped the philosophy as our best method for discovering objective truth, but it is not redundant by any means.

ʝօɦռ 6IX ɮʀɛɛʐy's picture
An interesting evolutionary

An interesting evolutionary approach to what I have been arguing.

Nyarlathotep's picture
so you've discovered

so you've discovered abstraction?

ʝօɦռ 6IX ɮʀɛɛʐy's picture
What do you mean by

What do you mean by abstraction?


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