December 5, 2007
Presenter: Mike Raven
Increasing interdisciplinary and specialized research has challenged the autonomy of philosophy. I argue for a partial vindication of philosophy's autonomy. For some kinds of philosophical questions may comport with interdisciplinarity without depending upon it, while other kinds may simply fail to be amenable to interdisciplinarity. I discuss artificial life and meta-metaphysics as respective examples of each kind of autonomous question.