Science: In its original signification as the Latin translation of the Greek term theoria, science referred to the contemplation of the universal principles of order assumed to rule the universe, principles which were treated as superior to and unchangeable by human beings. In its modern signification science refers to the systematic mathematical modeling, for the… Read More
Scientific method: A method which requires independently observable and reproducible verification of factual findings and laws, but required by this method to erase first-person inner experience a-priori.This built-in erasure of inner life is a limit unrecognized by Scientism. Traditional name used to describe procedures for obtaining empirical knowledge by means of careful observation of the… Read More
Scientific paradigm: A set of accepted models of good practice, hypotheses, laws, theories and rules of behavior or regulative principles. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.
Scientific theory: Several alternative definitions have been proposed, but most people would define a scientific theory as an organized set of propositions designed to describe some aspect of the natural world, including aspects and behavior of individuals and social groups. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by… Read More