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#1 anotherfilthyape

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Posted 4 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

Stephen Hawkings have claimed that philosophy is dead but, what does he know about philosophy? Does he know enough to understand how wrong his statement is? Or is he highly biased because he does not know much about philosophy? anyone knows?
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#2 PeterJ

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:03 PM

I do not know. But I would imagine that he is not very good at it, like so many scientists these days, so prefers to rubbish it.

But then I am not a fan of his approach, which seems to involve the worst kind of futile scientism.

The idea that physics can solve big problems while avoiding philosophy is so absurd that it does not need discussing.

Mind you, the way philosophy presents itself these days I can sympathise with anyone who thinks it is dead. I would agree with Hawkings as far as western academic philosophy goes. Fortunately this is not all of philosophy, just the collected footnotes to Plato.
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#3 robheus

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

Hawking also made the prediction that physics would come to en end within 10 years. That statement he made 24 years ago.

I think that the only thing which is going to be dead in 10 years from now is Hawking himself.
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#4 Joatmon

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:21 PM

.........................I think that the only thing which is going to be dead in 10 years from now is Hawking himself.


At 74 years of age I hope you are right!Posted Image



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Trying to make some sense of it all,

But I can see that it makes no sense at all


#5 robheus

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

At 74 years of age I hope you are right!Posted Image


Well I am in no way hoping that, but I think it is a realistic prognose.
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#6 hypervalent_iodine

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:00 AM

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#7 Mohammad Shafiq Khan

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but illusion of knowledge.”Stephen Hawking
Since science is not absolute so if the knowledge of physics of Stephen Hawking is shown to an illusion then he is to be considered as the greatest enemy of knowledge of physics.
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