Has Science Made Philosophy Obsolete?

3 Jun 2014 Professor James Ladyman, Bristol University Details Much if not all of science sprang from philosophy, and science now seems to encompass much if not all of philosophy so is there anything left for philosophers to do? Metaphysicians try to answer fundamental questions about the nature of space and time and matter that overlap with physics, so is metaphysics redundant now that physics has become so successful? Recently some scientists have pronounced the end of philosophy while some philosophers believe that there will always be a role for philosophy in underpinning science. Is philosophy dead, or is it in fact vital to science, or is it perhaps a harmless and idle appendage to it?