Philosophy of science

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  • Okasha's Philosophy Of Science

    What is Science? How do we as humans define it? Is it by the methods people use in investigation? Or is it how we apply concepts? In Okasha’s Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (1) it attempts to force the reader to look at our own views of how science is defined and if it a satisfactory definition in the realm of Philosophy. The chapter provides several examples on how people determine science: “It is the attempt to understand, explain, and predict the world we live in,” or their defining methods that differentiate them from any other field (Okasha, 1-2). It further explains that these ideas, while not wrong, do not cover the entire spectrum. Religion, while not defined a science, attempts to explain the world we live in. Astrology,…

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  • Posiitivism And The Philosophy Of Social Science

    Positivism and post-positivism Positivism is a philosophy of social science that held facts could be rigidly separated from values, and that analysis could be value free. Logical positivism has played a major role in developing the concept of positivism at present time. Logical positivist, represented by Herbert Simon, holds to a narrower, natural science ideal for public administration. Positivist approach tries to justify the fact by definitions or verification with cases. However,…

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  • Karl Popper's Philosophy Of Science

    Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn’s View on Truth and Science Science is the means of pursuing knowledge about the universe. It is collection of knowledge that is built on the testable predictions. Philosophy of science is a study concerned with fundamentals, techniques and consequences of science throughout time (The philosophy of science). There are several philosophers who tried to identify and differentiate between scientific and non-scientific theories throughout time using different philosophy.…

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  • Reflective Essay On Gortner's Philosophy Of Science

    In order to conduct a discussion about philosophy of science we need to have a better understanding of what these terms encompass and mean. Philosophy represents the assumptions, believes, values and the worldview. Gortner tries to explain that nursing syntax builds on “the consequences of particular world views” and not even one, which is consistent with the idea of having a more accurate representation of reality. So, human being need to be viewed and analyzed from different perspective as…

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  • Pursuing A Biology Class

    on the explanation of the experimental means by which biological claims are deduced. This deepening gave me greater comfort in the acceptance of biological knowledge. And yet some unease still remained, a sort of cloud which is not so significant as to obscure the heavens in its totality, but at the same time blocks out the sun. In Ian Hacking’s 1981 essay “Do We See Through a Microscope”, Hacking explores the sort of concerns from which my cloud may have found its genesis. Specifically,…

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  • Karl Popper Falsificationism

    Despite key differences in their solutions, both Karl Popper and Paul Feyerabend noticed issues with the positivist system of scientific discoveries and attempted to develop new methods for understanding science. Popper developed new understandings surrounding the theory dependence of observation, and the flaws of induction. His system of falsificationism was a key factor in the development of sociology of science as a whole and of Feyerabend’s system of Epistemological anarchism. Feyerabend…

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  • Observation Observations

    My observations began at 9:44 on Tuesday morning, I had to be let in first through one door that was locked at all times. I was then brought to the first room that had two infants and one adult in the room. When I stepped into the room I noticed my host teacher was rocking one of the infants and right after I arrived, she put her down to sleep. In addition, I noticed the other infant was sleeping in a swing and later found out that they do not usually let them sleep in the swing. While the…

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  • Child Development: Physical, Cognitive, Social, And Observation

    Throughout the observations I noticed there was a relatively even amount of information regarding the four developmental domains: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. The first instance of physical development was in observation two when children were playing outside. Children were climbing the playground and running around in the play area. Children should be encouraged to run around while outside, if they aren’t then children are antsy in times when they need to be quiet and still.…

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  • Bedroom Observation Paper

    Conducting a short observational, I will watch students and faculty at South College to see if health care students chose to use stairs or an elevator to go to the upper floor classrooms. Tracking if gender, extra weight like books, and whether they are going up or down floors effects the choices they make. Weighting the results and coming up with the percentages to see if health care students chose the healthy option when it comes to stairs or elevators. Stairs Versus Elevator Usage at South…

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  • Free Will Definition

    I chose to write this paper. I could have made the decision to do otherwise. Seemingly, multiple different courses of action were at my disposal upon beginning this endeavor; as there are now, and will be later. Intuitively, this how we see free-will—as a path leading towards an array of alternative possibilities. It seems evident that that we possess the freedom to direct our course of actions in anyway we desire. But what if this was an illusion? Such a claim is not as outlandish as it…

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