Why isn't studying the history of philosophy like a visit to a museum of outmoded ideas? The history of early science doesn't usually inform contemporary science? Why is philosophy so different in this respect? Adrian Moore, author of a new book on the history of philosophy, The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics, explores these ideas in conversation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.
Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy
NB Nigel Warburton, Julian Baggini, and Natalie Haynes will be discussing the question 'Why Isn't Old Philosophy Just History?' at the Watershed, Bristol on 13th May at 4pm as part of the Festival of Ideas. Further details and booking information for this event here.