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In Carlo Cellucci (ed.), Perché ancora la filosofia. Laterza (2008)
|Abstract||Since the seventeenth century science has invaded many fields traditionally covered by philosophy, thus making the role of philosophy appear problematic. The answer to this new situation has not been unique. There have been both radical answers (e.g., Wittgenstein, Heidegger) and moderate answers (e.g., Husserl, Rorty). Such answers, however, are all inadequate for several reasons. This has lead several philosophers (e.g., Wittgenstein, Heidegger) and scientists (e.g., Hawking, Mullis) to claim that philosophy is dead and has dissolved into the sciences. An alternative answer is that philosophy is to be an activity which is not essentially different from sciences. The only difference with respect to sciences is that philosophy deals with questions which go beyond the limits of present sciences, namely questions the latter are unable to handle, and deals with them trying unexplored routes. By so doing, when it is successful, it may give origin to new sciences. To develop this kind of philosophy one must first deal with some questions concerning knowledge, namely: 1) the chimeras of knowledge (truth, objectivity, certainty, intuition, deduction, rigor, mind); 2) the statute of knowledge (what is the role of knowledge in human life, and generally in the life of all organisms?); 3) the means of knowledge (is there a rational way of acquiring new knowledge?), the fine texture of knowledge (e.g., the nature of explanation and generalization).|
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