THUNK – 90. Science vs. Philosophy, an Ancient (Non-)Debate

Many scientists call philosophy pointless pondering. They may not know they’re reading a very old script. Learn about the empiric & rationalist schools of medicine from ancient Greece, & how their ideologies play into thought in the modern world.

-Links for the Curious-

Bill Nye’s kerfuffle-causing video response – bigthink.com/videos/bill-nye-on-philosophy

The SEP’s summary of the modern version of the empiricist/rationalist divide – plato.stanford.edu/entries/rationalism-empiricism/

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