The Annual Debate

Has Science Killed Philosophy?  

This event was held on 17 November, online. You can watch it here.



Stephen Hawking's proclamation that philosophy is dead was clearly hyperbole. But when it comes to understanding the fundamental nature of reality, has philosophy really got anything left to contribute? Does the rise of physics demand the end of metaphysics?


Debating these questions are:


Carlo Rovelli, Centre de Physique Théorique of the Aix-Marseille University

Eleanor Knox, King's College London

Alex Rosenberg, Duke University

Chair: Ritula Shah, BBC

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