Science, Philosophy and the Return of Time: Reflections on Speculative Thought
Keywords:Time, Speculative Thought, Schelling, Smolin
AbstractMy paper is conceived as a critical contribution to this growing literature, intended to clarify certain problematic controversies in fundamental ontology. In particular, I will analyze the ontological project Roberto Unger, and Lee Smolin. who have developed the most systematic philosophy in the continental tradition, and who draw on mathematics and science as a source of philosophical inspiration. While I admire the philosophy of nature developed by Unger and Smolin, this paper will argue that their project has not successfully reconciled mathematics and physics into a coherent philosophical system. I will conclude by suggesting that Schelling offers more valuable philosophical resources to develop a cogent philosophy of nature.
How to Cite
McManus, M. (2017). Science, Philosophy and the Return of Time: Reflections on Speculative Thought. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 13(3), 238–262. Retrieved from http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/644