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2012-04-07
The influence of philosophy upon science
How did philosophy help science throughout the history of science (especially modern science)? As far as I know many assumptions of the modern scientists are actually theories once developed by great philosophers.Can anybody specify some of those assumptions?

2012-05-14
The influence of philosophy upon science
Reply to Shahid Sumon
We know of the contributions to science by philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and Pythagorus. In modern times, the most important contributions were made by Kant, Pascal, and of course Francis Bacon (in the field of inductive logic). Without any doubt, the modern scientific orientation towards empiricism and, to a great extent, anti-supernaturalism, has its origin in the philosophical ideas of the empiricists. The inter-relations are deep. But, we can't deny the fact that modern science (esp. Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics) have greatly also influenced philosophy itself.