The world hasn’t met with destruction on any of the long list of predicted doomsday dates, but the possibility may have got you thinking: has science created more problems than it has solved? What is the point of science at all? Geoffrey Gorham considers these questions and explores the social and ethical implications of science by linking them to issues facing scientists today: human extinction, extraterrestrial intelligence, space colonisation, and more.
Many of the greatest scientists in history have taken a very philosophical approach to their work - that is, they have been concerned with science's fundamental problems. As it turns out, philosophy is very much concerned with science, as this incisive audiobook concerning the philosophical reflection on science from Macalester College Professor of Philosophy Geoffrey Gorham proves. A polished and dignified performance from multitalented actor Robert Meldrum infuses Gorham's words with a thoughtful quality, making this an engrossing listen. Tackling questions such as "Is scientific knowledge different from other types of knowledge?" and "Is science getting close to the absolute truth?", this performance is ideal listening for anyone concerned with science's core meaning.
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A well done introduction to the subject
The book is very well written and the reading was above average, as well.
The multiple perspectives and issues that are covered within.
Robert does a nice job in connecting the listener with the content.
Many philosophical musings in regard to science, its history, findings, and methods.
Sometimes throughout the reading my brain felt like the reader was rushing, however, overall, the reader did a good job and certainly sounds believably competent. His reading speed thus doesn't detract from the information presented.