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June 7th, 2015

Does Science Have All the Answers?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

June 7th, 2015

Does Science Have All the Answers?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Jennifer Hornsby / James Ladyman / Rupert Read

 


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Modern science has provided answers to questions once thought impertinent for human beings to investigate. Among them, ‘What causes earthquakes and natural disasters?’, ‘Where does human life begin?’, and ‘Do we have free will?’. But when does the triumph of science become triumphalism? What are the limits of scientific inquiry, and does it leave any questions for non-scientists to answer?

 

Speakers
Jennifer Hornsby
Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, London
James Ladyman
Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
Rupert Read
Reader in Philosophy, University of East Anglia

Chair
Peter Dennis
Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 15 February 2016 at the LSE

 


 

 

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