The Nature of Science: Integrating Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Perspectives

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2011)
The need for scientific literacy -- The origins of accomplishing tasks : from individual to organized efforts -- The earliest comprehensive and rationalistic syntheses -- 4- knowing, doing and the inevitability of curiosity and exploration -- From the transcendent to the temporal-a transformative experience -- From qualities to quantities : the mathematization of nature -- Internalizing naturalistic explanations, benefit or threat? -- Dispensing with philosophy and entertaining limits to human knowledge -- Scientifically speaking, we know a lot, or do we? -- The need for a context -- The rightful place of science in society -- Concluding reflections.
Keywords Science Philosophy  Science Social aspects  EDUCATION / Professional Development
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Call number Q181.E695 2011
ISBN(s) 9781442209510   1442209518
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