ESPE2022 Plenary Lectures How science can benefit from philosophy (1 abstracts)
Science was formerly an integral part of philosophy, but these two broad disciplines have gradually grown apart and are now typically viewed as completely different endeavors. In this talk, I will argue in favor of a renaissance in the integration of science and philosophy. I will argue first that philosophy can fruitfully contribute to science. I will take the example of stem cells in various contexts (homeostasis, regeneration and regenerative medicine, cancer) to illustrate how philosophy can contribute to science and medicine. Relying on this example, I will also show that for such positive contribution, philosophy needs a good understanding and knowledge of science. The current strong separation of science and philosophy is a barrier to wider thinking in science, and to scientifically well-informed philosophy. In the last part of the talk I will thus suggest more practical solutions to bridge the two disciplines.
15 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2022