Book of Nature, Episode 12: Why Science Needs Metaphysics

Plato and AristotleIn this episode of the Book of Nature, Dan, Charles, and Todd discuss the nature of the philosophical concept of metaphysics, and especially its connection to the scientific endeavor.   Topics include:

1) Definitions: What is Metaphysics?

2) What distinguishes Metaphysics from physics – or, what are the boundaries that define these ways of thought?

3) An article that prompted this episode: Why Science Needs Metaphysics

4) Reflections on the question in the article’s title – does it?

5) Musings on “theories of everything”

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