How do some of the theories of philosophers respectively still have relevance in contemporary understandings of physics and our universe.?

How do some of the theories ("Immutable One", "Constant Flux", and "Atomism") of philosophers such as Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Leucippus respectively still have relevance in contemporary understandings of physics and our universe.

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  • When science comes to a halt, philosophy will march on. And at some point one of the ideas made in these non empirical studies will find purchase in the empirical realm.

  • 10 months ago

    Perhaps because physics still holds very..much..sway in our Darwinian economic world. It is still very much needed though BOTH in science AND in the "Humanities" particularly but-still-uncommonly in Objective philosophy^..

    As cutting-edge Environmental Studies & the rise of the call for Emergency action shows.. this the 21st century world of ours to be under tremendous pressure where resource funds together with the will-to-act from independent Peoples is necessary going-forward. Time will tell of course, though even that looks to be in short supply given the unique questions of our modern times.

    ^ objective Environment philosophy with Answers.

    Source(s): A Young Peson called Greta T & her surprising intervention in what could be called bad philosophy & objective mistakes like inaction among present organisations (who should know better.. and quicker..)
  • 10 months ago

    Hawkins always used to like the quote, by Netwon, "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." Not all of philosophy has predecessors in modern science, but many of the philosophers of the past have built their oeuvre on the works of previous thinkers. Russell and Hegal both claim inspiration from Heraclitus, for example. We wouldn't have a model for particles if it weren't for the first person to think that the world was made of them. And so on. Parmenides beget an undercurrent of clandestine philosophy, but I won't get into that here.

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