Scientific method

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

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

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