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23. The Logic of Science

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Uploaded on Sep 1, 2009

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: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

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