why were Philosophers back then not scientists?

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is it bcuz they had little tools for scientific exploration
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Science was inititially a branch of philosophy but conclusions were drawn from empirical evidence and reason (making predictions inductively and proving things deductively).
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too busy getting drunk and bumming with the lads
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Scientific method wasn't really invented and standardised for ages.
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Descartian doubt probably had some effect. If your senses can all be fooled, then reasoning is your only option, not trying to investigate or measure a physical world that might not even be as it appears to our senses.

So it wasn't necessarily purely less advanced scientific equipment and religious superstition that was the reason.

The problem is that increased scientific method seems to have eaten in to many people's ability to be artistic too.
Many people don't TRULY hope or dream or even feel comfortable any more. They more or less think that life is an out of control train, its destinations predetermined and its journey not necessarily able or even designed to be comfortable.
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Some were mathematicians, some philosophers and some scientists. Some were a combination of all 3.

Da Vinci is widely known as an artist and inventor but he was a man of science too. Not conventionally like doing experiments but observational.
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they didn't have an ology
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Scientists were philosophers back then. Philosopher is just Greek for "lover of wisdom". Scientist is basically just the equivalent Latin word meaning "maker of knowledge".
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is it bcuz they had little tools for scientific exploration
Because they don't fulfill the demands of modern scientific method.
However, modern philosophers don't do it either. It would be a limitation for them

Back then in ancient Greece, philosopheres were somewhat equal to what we would call scientist. The method was not yet invented, they were working on it, and they were doing research in everything. Including maths or engineering. The first computers, robots and programming was done by Greek philosophers.
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is it bcuz they had little tools for scientific exploration
Because for something to be scientific, it needs to be objective and empirical (ablility to prove it's existance).. Phillisophy is a collection of ideas with no visual demonstration or experiment which proves it right or wrong.. Therefore phillosophy was and still is not a science.
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