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  599      Downloads  201
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.
Philosophy of Science, Science, Philosophy, Kant’s Copernican Revolution, Shift to the Subject, Logical Positivism
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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
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