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Can Physics and Philosophy Get Along?

Gary Gutting (Notre Dame) weighs in on the recent controversy over Lawrence Krauss’s remarks on the role of philosophy at the NY Times Opinionator. Gutting concludes:

Precisely because science deals with only what can be known, direct or indirectly, by sense experience, it cannot answer the question of whether there is anything — for example, consciousness, morality, beauty or God — that is not entirely knowable by sense experience. To show that there is nothing beyond sense experience, we would need philosophical arguments, not scientific experiments.

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