Philosophia 43 (2):259-269 (2015)

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According to Bernard Williams, philosophy is a humanistic discipline essentially different from the sciences. While the sciences describe the world as it is in itself, independent of perspective, philosophy tries to make sense of ourselves and of our activities. Only the humanistic disciplines, in particular philosophy, can do this, the sciences have nothing to say about it. In this note I point out some limitations of Williams’ view and outline an alternative view
Keywords The nature of philosophy  The character of scientism  The absolute conception of the world  Philosophy and the sciences  Philosophy and the humanistic disciplines  Philosophy and history
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