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Reply to comments on science and the pursuit of wisdom

Maxwell, N; (2010) Reply to comments on science and the pursuit of wisdom. Philosophia , 38 (4) 667 - 690. 10.1007/s11406-010-9260-y. Green open access

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Abstract

In this article I reply to comments made by Agustin Vicente and Giridhari Lal Pandit on Science and the Pursuit of Wisdom (McHenry, 2009). I criticize analytic philosophy, go on to expound the argument for the need for a revolution in academic inquiry so that the basic aim becomes wisdom and not just knowledge, defend aim-oriented empiricism, outline my solution to the human world/physical universe problem, and defend the thesis that free will is compatible with physicalism.

Type: Article
Title: Reply to comments on science and the pursuit of wisdom
Location: Israel
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-010-9260-y
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11406-010-9260-y
Language: English
Additional information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Keywords: Science, wisdom, reason, scientific method, philosophy, physicalism, consciousness, free will, value.
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1329617
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