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Why science needs philosophy

Laplane, Lucie and Mantovani, Paolo and Adolphs, Ralph and Chang, Hasok and Mantovani, Alberto and McFall-Ngai, Margaret and Rovelli, Carlo and Sober, Elliott and Pradeu, Thomas (2019) Why science needs philosophy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (10). pp. 3948-3952. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC6410828.

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A knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering. This independence created by philosophical insight is—in my opinion—the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.

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Additional Information:© 2019 National Academy of Sciences. Published under the PNAS license. T.P. has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Grant 637647 – IDEM. M.M.-N. is funded by NIH Grants R37 AI050661 and R01 OD011024. R.A. is funded in part by NSF Grant BCS-1845958. L.L. and P.M. contributed equally to this work. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this work are those of the authors and have not been endorsed by the National Academy of Sciences.
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Official Citation:Opinion: Why science needs philosophy. Lucie Laplane, Paolo Mantovani, Ralph Adolphs, Hasok Chang, Alberto Mantovani, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Carlo Rovelli, Elliott Sober, Thomas Pradeu. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Mar 2019, 116 (10) 3948-3952; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900357116
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