23rd May 2011
Stephen Hawking, in a Telegraph piece this morning, declares that Philosophy is dead:
But almost all of us must sometimes wonder: Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead
There is a series of comments attached to the piece itself: my initial reaction was he has a very narrow sense here of what philosophy is, and what it is for….
Do others agree? (for comments via our Facebook group see: http://bit.ly/rpeglos )
The nice people at Philosophy Now have taken a response by Chris Norris from behind their paywall – so we can all read it – http://www.philosophynow.org/issue82/Hawking_contra_Philosophy – thanks to them…