Cross Cultures Module 5 Case Assignment

Cross Cultures Module 5 Case Assignment - A Critique of The...

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A Critique of The Western Scientific Paradigm A Critique of The Western Scientific Paradigm Nicole Hinton Touro University International 1
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A Critique of The Western Scientific Paradigm A Critique of The Western Scientific Paradigm A paradigm is ones world view in which one understands his place in it. Copernicus, Galileo, Vesalius, Linneaus, Luewenhoek, and Newton were all medieval scientists, whose work changed people s lives and the world. The way man viewed the universe in which he lived, the world of nature that surrounded him and even his own physical anatomy changed right before him. Scientists, like Galileo, disproved the heliocentric model as new instruments like the telescope were invented. The way in which man saw his own physical anatomy changed when Andreas Vesalius completed detailed studies of the human body. This new attitude was modern; indeed, it was the essence of modernity. It also was scientific; in fact, it was the origin of what we truly can call science and the source of its peculiar power. The Western Scientific Paradigm was a widely read and influential book during the 50s, 60s, and 70s and is still a common introduction to the topic. Perhaps what made Hall's book so popular and persuasive in its heyday was the optimistic faith that animated it. To Hall, the world could be understood and mastered by reason, if reason were disciplined by experience and freed from dogma as it is in modern science. Reason so disciplined would lead to both material and social progress, as evidenced by the rise of the democratic, 2
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A Critique of The Western Scientific Paradigm technically sophisticated West. This set of beliefs--what one
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