So I want to study Science and Philosophy?

Hitomi (@kidvisions) 8 years, 9 months ago

So I said I wanted to study philosophy and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how can I make philosophy useful?
I think that can be possible by combining it with science!
However, I have no background in science….
Do you think it would be impossible?? How long does it take to gain some good background in science (physics, biology, neurology, maths..) Is there anybody here who is a science major and pretty good at it?
Do you know where can I start?

April 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Sal Paradise (1) (@Dharma-Bum) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@kidvisions, You said you were interested in linguistics? Maybe look into Anthropology. Linguistics is a sub-field of Anthro. and it can be pretty philosophical (look up sapir-whorf hypothesis). I too was interested in both Science and Philosophy and Im now majoring in Anthropology! I love it! Good luck!

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@aldy, That sounds challenging but super interesting!

@winslow
, I agree! :)

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@generaltitsvonchodehoffen, Thank you! I agree that unless you do philosophy to become a uni professor, then it’s better to do it on your own, but I think it’s really helpful to draw on philosophy while you are doing something else, but also to draw on science while you’re studying philosophy)My plan A would be to study cognitive linguistics ( and I will draw on analytical philosophy) and my plan B would be to study philosophy of religion (and I will draw on physics for that matter)

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@Dharma-Bum, Anthropology is good, but I am not thinking about it right now, I prefer linguistics and philosophy, but maybe linguistic anthropology might be interesting, although I don’t know enough about it and I can’t think of any ideas right now for my future studies.

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