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  1. #1 Is philosophy useful for a career in science? 
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    I'm just wondering if people who go choose a career in science need philosophy.


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    A few do, most don't.


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    Indeed, you can survive without. However, I consider it to be desirable to have at least some knowledge of epistemology. Unfortunately, this is not mandatory for physics, for instance, although it helps a lot in understanding the methods of science.
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    As the modern age advances ever more philosophy will be important I believe. Look at the US division for ethical scientific research .
    Imagination is key to the logic of thought, a greatest eternal truth.

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