Stephen Hawking declared the death of philosophy. Was 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? What about epistemology and the role of philosophy of science to the progress of knowledge?
Biologist and author Lewis Wolpert, philosopher and sociologist of science Steve Fuller, and New Statesman Culture editor Jonathan Derbyshire investigate the limits of science and philosophy. This video was recorded at the Institute of Art and Ideas’ annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn in 2012. Thanks to Adam Tait at The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) for permission to repost this video.