Please select one of the questions below to address as your initial post. Feel free to respond to classmates’ posts on different questions.
- Do you find Gould’s argument of nonoverlapping magisteria convincing? Why or why not?
- If a philosopher or a scientist is a “naturalist” what does that mean? Please describe and offer your critique (Chapter 10 of Godfrey-Smith).
- Is the personal motivation of scientists for recognition (or some other personal motivation) something that is good for the scientific enterprise as a whole? Relate your initial post to Chapter 11 of Godfrey-Smith.
- Describe the reading by Hanson (PDF attached to the discussion) and offer your personal critique.