Notes - 08/12/10 1600S Study of the natural world begins as...

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08/12/10 1600’S – Study of the natural world begins as a branch of Philosophy before 19/20 th century. No distinction between science/philosophy Philosophy is the coordinated study of anything. (Scientists) Natural philosophers argued about what were the right methods Bacon – Tries to distance himself from speculative metaphysics (determining what is true of something based on our ideas of that thing) 19 th century – Saw Newton and Galileo as bright intelligent thinks Copernicus – in a sense start of science (sun is center) idea didn’t originate with Copernicus Bernal – Science emerged as a product of human’s quest for technical mastery. It reflects the class interests of the scientists or their employers. (communist reflection of science) Technology problems scientific fact Yule – Method of hypothesis Popper – You can get rid of bad theories. Capitalist Narrative – Science is an important force in Western culture, paving the way for
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