Econ 21 - HW 1 - Marjadas,JamaicaJ.BSA2 ECON21MWF11:3012:20...

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Marjadas, Jamaica J. BSA-2         June 27, 2011 ECON 21 MWF 11:30-12:20        Sir Miguel Antonio  Garcia 1.) What is meant by the term "paradigm"? Compare and contrast paradigmatic and blank slate  epistemologies. Paradigm   is  a   worldview   underlying   the   theories   and   methodology   of   a   particular  scientific subject. In other words, paradigm is a conceptual framework or a context for organizing  thought.   The   word   has   come   to   refer   very   often   now   to   a   thought   pattern   in  any scientific discipline or other epistemological context.  To understand the term better, we must first identify what epistemology is. Epistemology  is the study of the nature and scope of knowledge, dealing with issues such as truth, belief and  justification. There are two known theories of knowledge, namely: Blank Slate Theory and the  Paradigmatic or Gestalt Theory.  The two are similar in a sense that they are trying to explain how we determine what is  true and what is “truth” for us. They are the different views of knowledge that constitute  epistemology.   These   two   are   important   foundations   of   knowledge   and   help   us   grasp   an 
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