Friday, March 13, 2015

Has Physics Killed Philosophy? (Part II)

If you enjoyed our previous post where we invited you to think about the relationship between science and philosophy, you will certainly enjoy reading Brain Picking's overview of Dorion Sagan's "Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science," which illustrates how science and philosophy support and challenge each other. "Science’s eye for detail, buttressed by philosophy’s broad view, makes for a kind of alembic, an antidote to both." 
The president of IAC will be making his way to Brazil to lecture on the subject of Intuition.  This article reviews "Answers for Aristotle" (by Massimo Pigliucci) reminds us that intuition plays a key role in science and many other fields and defends that science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life.
Philosophy is, indeed, very much alive. It is one of the fastest-growing university disciplines with more undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees being pursued in the U.S. and around the world.  It has been making quite the impact in a business world that is trying to re-shape, interpret, and anticipate the fast-changing world, including customers' ethical considerations.  Altered states of consciousness and alternative paradigms and their creative potential are seen as priceless well for new business and social enterpreneurship. Philosophy of Consciousness will also open the 1st International Congress of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science) in May in Portugal with Dr. Mendo Henriques and Nazare Barros, co-authors of "Ola, Consciencia!" (Hello, Consciousness!).  

Dr. Richard Feynman on "Knowing versus Understanding"

Dr. Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, quantum physicist and consciousness scholar on the complementarity of Ockham's Razor and Chatton's Anti-Razor


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