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23. The Logic of Science

Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB 122) While there are many differences between modern science and philosophy, there are still a number of lessons in modes of thought that scientists can take from philosophy. Scientists' ideas about the nature of science have evolved over time, leading to new ideas about falsifiability, creativity, revolutions, and the boundaries and limits of what can be accomplished by different types of science. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 05:43 - Chapter 2. The Limits of Scientific Knowledge 12:56 - Chapter 3. Scientific Falsifiability 23:58 - Chapter 4. Scientific Revolutions 30:55 - Chapter 5. Post-Modernism 39:37 - Chapter 6. Creativity Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Length: 45:35


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