Does science deal with the real world?
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Does science deal with the real world? INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 27 (2). pp. 94-99. ISSN 0308-0188Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/030801802225003259
The background to this paper is given by the so called 'science wars', about whether science is in the business of construction rather than discovery. Is it a mere social practice or a body of knowledge about the real world? At the start of modern science there was no doubt about this, because scientists such as Newton and Boyle started with a firm metaphysical and theological base. Without that, science has become ever more anthropocentric. The question is posed whether, in the face of contemporary suspicion, science can regain its proper authority, unless it can appeal to some grounding beyond itself which can provide it with a rational justification.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 94-99|
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