Wednesday, July 20, 2011
scientists don't give a hoot for philosophy
I like Niall Shanks's abrupt clarity about the regard philosophers are given by scientists ("most scientists in my experience— exceptions duly noted—couldn't give a hoot for philosophy anyway") and why scientific (as distinct from philosophical) naturalism is a matter less of ideology than of experience and method. I'd really like to read his next book. But someone else is going to have to write it.