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Hawking vs Philosophy | Full Debate | Lewis Wolpert, Steve Fuller, Jonathon Derbyshire

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Published on Apr 21, 2019

Stephen Hawking recently declared the death of philosophy. Is he right? Has science rendered philosophy obsolete? Should we be looking to science to answer the biggest questions, or are there areas of understanding that science cannot reach that philosophy can?

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Provocative biologist and author Lewis Wolpert, postmodern sociologist of science Steve Fuller and New Statesman Culture editor Jonathan Derbyshire investigate the limits of science and philosophy.

Lewis Wolpert: Renowned developmental biologist, author of Six
Impossible Things and Vice President of the BHA, known for his staunch defence of rational thought.

Steve Fuller: Postmodern philosopher and Professor of Sociology
at Warwick, controversial for his advocacy of alternatives to Darwinism. He is the author of
Humanity 2.0

Jonathan Derbyshire: Culture editor of the New Statesman who has written for the Philosophers’ Magazine. The Guardian calls him “An atheist people of faith can engage with.” (Guardian)


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