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Unformatted text preview: Study Guide for SS 100 Midterm Know the definition of the following terms. You can find them in Goldblatt and Batteau. Subjective knowledge – Knowledge that depends on one’s personal experience. Objective knowledge – Knowledge that is claimed to be completely independent of whoever happens to describe it and classify it. Religious knowledge – Scientific law – A logical, mathematical statement describing a consistency that applies to all members of a broad class of phenomena when specific conditions are met Verification - proved to be true Falsification - To declare or prove to be false. Scientific skepticism one questions the veracity of claims lacking empirical evidence . Kuhnian paradigm a change in basic assumptions within the ruling theory of science . Social constructivism sociological theories of knowledge that consider how social phenomena or objects of consciousness develop in social contexts Discourse – A set of ideas, statements, and practices that provide a way of representing a...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course SS 100 taught by Professor Friedman during the Spring '11 term at NJIT.
- Spring '11
- Social Science