Science Is Utterly Dependent upon Philosophy || J.W. Wartick

Posted: March 27, 2014 in Apologetics, Philosophy
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Science was birthed from the womb of philosophy.

True science can’t be accomplished without the undergirding of philosophy. Without metaphysics, we couldn’t come to conclusions about “what” exists. Without epistemology, we couldn’t understand “how” something exists. All of these assumptions in science are non-empirical. It is important to remember this when dealing with science and faith.

“Here’s the thing: science is utterly dependent upon philosophy to survive. If we didn’t have philosophy–if we didn’t have the developed notions of rationality, inference, and the like–there would be no science. Other theists (and philosophers) have contributed things like parsimony/Occam’s Razor to the wealth of philosophical methodological backbone which makes the scientific enterprise possible.”

– J.W. Wartick

via http://jwwartick.com/2012/05/21/krauss-jump/

simul iustus et peccator,

Eric Adams

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Comments
  1. You won’t find any book from Newton called “Science fundamentals” but you will find “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”

    Philosophy is simply the love of wisdom, When we considered questions involving what the natural world is like and how it operates we found scientific method works well. Science can help us live longer but it doesn’t teach us how we should spend the extra time.

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