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(I know some will reject the idea of having a "line" between science and philosophy, but I don't want these answers, let's assume there is.)

We often draw a line between science and philosophy that separates between the two fields. This line is always changing, we can see it over the course of history. My question is rather simple (or maybe not?) - where is the line between natural sciences and philosophy nowadays? Is it changing even today? If so, what's the direction it's going?

I'm sorry, I know there's some clarifications needed here, I hope you can help me clarify in the comments.

  • Assuming there is such a line and asking for answers excluding those contending that there isn't could be considered not seeking an answer at all. – Dallas Crenshaw Feb 18 '18 at 20:29
  • @DallasCrenshaw no, I'm seeking an answer, and I know there are thoughts for both directions. In order to prevent having answers that won't fit my needs, I remove one line of thought from the argument. – Yechiam Weiss Feb 18 '18 at 21:27
  • If you can confirm or reject it by observing the outcome from a repeatable experiment - it's science. If you can conceptualise it, reason and argue about it - it's philosophy. Note the lack of a line. – ngn Feb 18 '18 at 22:18
  • "We often draw a line between science and philosophy", who are "we"? If "this line is always changing" what is the point of drawing it at all? As a convention for the sake of encyclopedias? These are main problems, what the point is of drawing the line is missing, and the question seems to invite personal opinions – Conifold Feb 18 '18 at 22:19
  • @ngn I don't see a lack of line. You've made a distinction - however vague - and that's what I'd call a line. It doesn't have to be a straightforward one. – Yechiam Weiss Feb 18 '18 at 22:31

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