Philosophy and other disciplines

Metaphilosophy 39 (4-5):472-483 (2008)
Abstract: This article offers a perspective on the role of philosophy in relation to other academic disciplines and to society in general. Among the issues treated are the delimitation of philosophy, whether it is a science, its role in the community of knowledge disciplines, its losses of subject matter to other disciplines, how it is influenced by social changes and by progress in other disciplines, and its role in interdisciplinary work. It is concluded that philosophy has an important mission in promoting clarity, precision, and open-mindedness in academic research and in society at large.
Keywords philosophy  definition of philosophy  scientific philosophy  science  delimitation of philosophy  corpus of knowledge  applied philosophy  applied ethics  interdisciplinary research
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