Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 107-112
The Nexus Between Philosophy and Science: The Import of Philosophy of Science to Science and Philosophy Itself
Jemal Hussein Abdulle, Department of Philosophy, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
Received: May 30, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 25, 2019;       Published: Aug. 28, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190703.11      View  101      Downloads  56
Abstract
This short paper explores the overall relation between philosophy of science and science such as the influence of one over the other, the major aim of philosophy of science and the contribution of philosophy of science to philosophy itself. A lot of peoples confused of the very meaning and contribution of philosophy in general and philosophy of science in particular so as they believe that as if philosophy is done in the vacuum without basing on any practical evidence in human life. So, the central argument of this paper is to show how philosophy of science, philosophy in general, able to do with science or empirical concern and aware those peoples who have misconception about it. I try to show how philosophy and science are interdependent on each other. Both disciples share common denominators in many ways as they try to understand and influence each other in different epochs of human life. But through the passage of time, people start to doubt as if philosophy has less contribution in human life and only concentrate on playing with words rather than giving attention to tackle practical human problems comparing with sciences. I suggest that philosophy has indirect contribution for human life as it tries to be foundational for scientific theories and practices.
Keywords
Philosophy of Science, Science, Philosophy, Kant’s Copernican Revolution, Shift to the Subject, Logical Positivism
To cite this article
Jemal Hussein Abdulle, The Nexus Between Philosophy and Science: The Import of Philosophy of Science to Science and Philosophy Itself, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2019, pp. 107-112. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190703.11
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Reference
[1]
Pigliucci, M. 2008 The Borderlands between Science and Philosophy: An Introduction. Stony Brook, New York 11794 USA.
[2]
Spirkin, A. 1984 Dialectical materialism. London: Central Books.
[3]
Wu, K. 2016 The Interaction and Convergence of the Philosophy and Science of Information.
[4]
International Center for the Philosophy of Information, Xi’an JiaoTong University, Xi’an 710048, ChinaPsillos, S. 2008 The Routledge Companionto Philosophy of Science. NewYork: Taylor & F. e-library.
[5]
Lacewing, M. 2011 The project of logical positivism. New York: Routledge, Taylor & F. group.
[6]
Kenaw, Setargew (PhD), (2015) Unpublished Lecture Notes on philosophy of science: Addis Ababa University, Department of Philosophy.
[7]
Rouch, E. 2007 playing with Good and Evil: Videogames and moral philosophy. Florida: Atlantic University.
[8]
Sinaceur, H. 2018 Scientific Philosophy and Philosophical Science. HAL Id: halshs-01935233 https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01935233.
[9]
Heisenberg, W. 1958. Physics and Philosophy: USA. New York
[10]
Seigel, H. 1985 What is the Question Concerning The Rationality of Science? USA: TheUniversity of Chicago Press.
[11]
Broad, C. 1927 Scientific Thought: New York. Brace and Company, ink.
[12]
Hawking, S. and Mlodinow L. 2010 The Grand Design. Bantam Books: New York.
[13]
Alsayyed, N. 2002 The Relation between Philosophy, Science, and Technology. Philosophy and Current Epoch, The Higher Council for Culture, Cairo - Egypt, no. 2, 2002, Pp. 109-129.
[14]
Godfrey-Smith, P. 2013 On the Relation Between Philosophy and Science. City University of New York.
[15]
Haro, S. 2013Science and Philosophy: A Love-Hate Relationship. Institute for Theoretical Physics and Amsterdam University College, University of Amsterdam PO Box 94160, 1090 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Browse journals by subject