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Nicholas Maxwell
Emeritus Reader in Philosophy of Science, University College London

Nicholas Maxwell is emeritus reader in philosophy of science at University College London. He is the author of From Knowledge to Wisdom (1984) and his most recent book is The Metaphysics of Science and Aim-Oriented Empiricism: A Revolution for Science and Philosophy (2019).

Written by Nicholas Maxwell

Essay/
History of science
Natural philosophy redux

The great split between science and philosophy must be repaired. Only then can we answer the urgent, fundamental problems

Nicholas Maxwell