Professor Colin McGinn, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 19 November 2012.This lecture deals with whether philosophy is aptly viewed as a science. Professor McGinn suggests that although philosophy is a priori conceptual analysis it is still a science - a formal science. Moreover, it can be described as empirical, natural, experimental science. The gulf between philosophy and the other sciences is therefore not as great as many have supposed. In the light of this re-classification, it might be best to re-name philosophy.The lecture is chaired by Professor Tim Crane, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and introduced by Dr Rebecca Lingwood, Director of Continuing Education. Please note that the lecture proper begins at the 2:50 minute point in the video.