‘Science alone can’t answer the big questions’

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein talks to spiked about why we should return to Plato.

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Today, philosophy is firmly out of fashion. It’s marginal, esoteric and incomprehensible, we’re told. Science has come to be seen as the only means of pursuing truth, while philosophy has been demoted to the level of an academic frippery. But can science alone give us the answers to life’s great questions? In this month’s spiked review of books podcast, we talk to Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex, about why philosophy matters.

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, is published by Atlantic Books. (Order this book from Amazon(UK).)

 

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