posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by Utnapisjtim
Can a philosophy be proven? No. Ethics replicated and repeatable without fail?
What we normally refer to as 'scientific method' and 'empirical research' &c. is
philosophy. It is no problem to turn anything
math and put it under scrutiny mathmatically. Philosophy is the 'idea and logos' of science. Hey, in Norway you first have to complete 'examen
philosophicum' before you are allowed to study anything at a university, and like I said earlier, science used to be called 'natural philosophy',
while 'science' actually refers to 'subject' or 'field'.
For instance, often problems within medicine, very much science, can't be proven, but if we apply empiri (a philosophy) we can rationalise and
evaluate &c. And in mathmatics you can't square-root a negative number, still we have concepts like the imaginary number i
, where i
= −1 -- an impossibility, but still needed in some calculations for the answer to make sense.