Why physicists talk to philosophers … Part 3

Lee Smolin explains: “To aspire to be a revolutionary in physics, I would claim, it is helpful to make contact with the tradition of past revolutionaries.  But the lessons of that tradition are maintained not in the communities of fashionable science, with their narrow education and outlook, but in the philosophical community and tradition.  And that is why I talk with philosophers and encourage my students to do so.”


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