Author Topic: Logic Of Science  (Read 1136 times)

Offline Solitary

Logic Of Science
« on: September 15, 2013, 12:40:20 AM »
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Solitary
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Re: Logic Of Science
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 05:43:56 AM »
What?
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Offline Mermaid

Re: Logic Of Science
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 08:00:54 AM »
I am saving the link to that. I wish I could implant this information into everyone's brain.
This is a complicated topic put into plain language by a very obviously gifted lecturer. Thank you so much for posting this.
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Offline entropy

Re: Logic Of Science
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 03:13:50 PM »
That was a pretty good video. As a survey of the issues he presents, it was generally well done. (It appears that he wanted to present the survey of those issues as a way to get students to understand what he wanted in terms of selection and analysis of science research papers he wants them to write an essay about.) But... I did find his quip about philosophers of science not understanding the scientific issues as well as they might as being somewhat ironic since I think the same could be said of his understanding of some of the philosophical issues that philosophers of science deal with. For example, he doesn't acknowledge the very difficult philosophical issues with respect to the problem of induction. Also, he seems to completely bypass the very difficult philosophical issues relating to the role of causation in science. I wouldn't expect him to thoroughly explicate those issues in a survey lecture, but I think he could have done somewhat of a better job of acknowledging the philosophical difficulties that arise around those kinds of issues.

Offline Solomon Zorn

Re: Logic Of Science
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 09:09:09 AM »
Got up early today. That's a lot to absorb before breakfast, but it was very interesting. Makes me wish I had a more liberal education. Thanks for the link.
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