The Annual Debate

Has Science Killed Philosophy?  

Wednesday 17 November, online

Book tickets 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

Chiara Marletto, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Eleanor Knox, King's College London

Alex Rosenberg, Duke University

Chair: Ritula Shah, BBC

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