The framework is a mix of empericism, naturalism and pragmatism, and used to be referred to be as Natural Philosophy.George1949 wrote:Nope. That is just your opinion, which is only relevant here, for what it isn't worth.
Nice attempt at an analogy, but there is no such thing as an "orchestra of Science." Science has an overall framework and it has nothing to do with philosophy.
This kind of discussion also is useful in showing the limits of empericism. We can discuss whether science is or isn't philosophical, but it's a definition, an arguement about classification, and not subject to emperical verification.
Specifically its a testable premise i.e. a hypothesis. There's quite a lot of work that goes into choosing a good hypothesis. It needs to be practically testable, have face validity either way, and ideally be doubled ended. So 'Zxaxnol makes people sleepy' is a poor hypothesis, while 'Doses of 100mg of Zxaxnol taken orally effect the ability of subjects to fall asleep within an hour of consumption' is a much better one. It sets some limits around what you need to test, allows for the idea that the drug might have the opposite effect to what you expect, and is nicely practical.George1949 wrote:To establish a proof in science, you need to begin with a premise,
Or to put it another way, scientific methodology works better for some questions than for others. It's quite poor at the kinds of questions that philosophers tackle.
Of course you can do that in philosophy. You can even do experiments. It's just that questions where the answer can't be resolved by a simple reference to physical evidence are the ones that only philosophers can answer, and so tend to be the most studied.George1949 wrote:To establish a proof in science, you need to begin with a premise e.g., the earth is round or the earth revolves around the sun then support it with provable facts or empirical evidence, e.g., photographs from space station. You cannot do that in philosophy, e.g., God exists, what is good versus evil, man has a soul, there is a heaven and Hades, etc.