Nature of Science Integrating Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Perspectives

ISBN-10: 1442209526
ISBN-13: 9781442209527
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Need for Scientific Literacy
The Origins of Accomplishing Tasks: From Individual to Organized Efforts
The Earliest Comprehensive and Rationalistic Syntheses
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
Appendixes
Notes
Index
About the Author

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