CPAP 1505 The Epistemologies of Philosophy and Science

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Philosophy and Science Chiropractic’s Epistemologies How we model reality. Monday, July 12, 2010
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Philosophy and Science – How We Model Reality Two interactive methods of studying our world Both have similar objectives Philosophy: “love of discourse” Science: “to know” Each employs a different epistemology Philosophy: Deductive reasoning-based Science: Inductive reasoning-based Monday, July 12, 2010
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Philosophy as a Discipline The study of the laws and causes under- lying reality, leading to an understanding of its fundamental nature Asks “Why, what are the ramifications?” Judges the value/worth of knowledge Justifies the value of our actions Monday, July 12, 2010
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Philosophy: “the Mother of Science” “Synthesis of knowledge into wisdom” Philosophy progresses with science Can raise questions to be explored by scientific method Can produce value judgments about knowledge Monday, July 12, 2010
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Science as a Discipline The study of the patterns, processes and mechanisms of reality, leading to an understanding of how it works Asks “What happens, how does it happen?” Produces new knowledge that must be evaluated and integrated into our worldview Monday, July 12, 2010
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Science: “the Fodder of Philosophy” Science does not tend to define values Highest scientific value is objectivity of observation Highest scientific goal is revelation (not evaluation) of knowledge Reductionistic process - study parts/pieces Can confirm or disprove philosophic models Monday, July 12, 2010
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The Interrelationship Philosophy is based on what we know and thus can always be expanded, challenged, redirected or even negated by the accumulation of scientific knowledge Science will tend to answer any question we ask, but what questions we ask, and what we do with the answers is driven mainly by our philosophic models and the values they create Monday, July 12, 2010
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Thinking deductively to contextualize knowledge. Monday, July 12, 2010
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course CPAP 1505 taught by Professor Johnh.romfh during the Fall '10 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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