Understandings of Science Observation 020110

Understandings of Science Observation 020110 - STS 2011/SOC...

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STS 2011/SOC 2100 February 1, 2010 1
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The “Special” Character of Science Science as “pure and objective” Interrogating this claim Is it true? How so? More generally speaking: What is it about science that makes it a more reliable knowledge producing system than others? What distinguishes science from other activities? 2
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The “Special” Character of Science Empirical foundations of science Scientific method Scientific norms 3
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Empirical Foundations of Science: Observation 4
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Empirical Foundations of Science: Observation 5 cassowary
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Why is a cassowary not a bird? Karam place in the taxon yakt all the ~180 kinds of flying birds and bats they recognize and name Karam put cassowaries in the taxon kobtiy, an entirely distinct classification group What explains difference? Linnaean zoological classification system: physical features of animal Karam zoological classification system: based on man’s relationship to animal and man’s broader relationship to nature 6
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Empirical Foundations of Science: Observation Neutrality of observation Theory laden observation 7
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2010 for the course S&TS 2011 taught by Professor Pinch,t. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Understandings of Science Observation 020110 - STS 2011/SOC...

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