Rebecca Newberger Goldstein over wetenschap en filosofie


"Goldstein is a novelist and a teacher of philosophy whose previous nonfiction book, “Betraying Spinoza,” was in effect a love letter to the 17th-century Dutch thinker described as “the renegade Jew who gave us modernity.” Now she has written a love letter to Plato, whom she regards as having given us philosophy."[Anthony Gottlieb in The New York Times]. N.a.v. haar nieuwste boek

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. Pantheon Books, 2014.  

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Foto door Steven PinkerHet boek waarin ze Plato naar de tegenwoordige tijd haalt, gaat over het debat tussen wetenschap en filosofie.

N.a.v. dit boek combineert Andrew Anthony vandaag in The Guardian een interview met een bespreking van haar nieuwe boek: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: ‘Science is our best answer, but it takes a philosophical argument to prove that’ 

Het eindigt met de zin: "science and philosophy fulfil two different but complementary roles. Science may be able to tell us if and how animals suffer pain. But it requires philosophy to explain if and why that’s wrong."