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The Resource Science and the self : the scale of knowledge, Bruce Fleming

Science and the self : the scale of knowledge, Bruce Fleming

Label
Science and the self : the scale of knowledge
Title
Science and the self
Title remainder
the scale of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Fleming
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Science and the Self offers a fundamental rethinking of the relationship between science, a specific type of knowledge, and the other types of knowledge which are part of life. Those who practice science typically insist that it is objective; opposing them, emphasizing science's subjective qualities, are philosophers such as Kuhn, Feyerabend, and Foucault. In his new book, Bruce Fleming seeks to explain how a person may reasonably hold to either view." "Offering an alternative to Robert Nozick's relativism, Fleming argues that the world is indeed objective. However, it is so only because - and to the extent that - we subjective humans banish from scientific language the vast quantity of things which cannot be expressed in its terms. That is to say, most of daily life is composed of situational knowledge, which, unlike the scientific knowledge we may distill from it, is tied to the specific moment and place it arises in. Science and the Self offers a view of self in the world, the nature of belief, and whether miracles are possible."--Jacket
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Bruce E.
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
LC call number
BD220
LC item number
.F54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Objectivity
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Subjectivity
Label
Science and the self : the scale of knowledge, Bruce Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 Sketch of the scale of knowledge 1 Ch. 2 Situational knowledge 37 Ch. 3 Science and the objective world 71 Ch. 4 Living in error 93 Ch. 5 Expectation 131 Ch. 6 Learning and teaching
Control code
55488517
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780761828440
Lccn
2003117173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Science and the self : the scale of knowledge, Bruce Fleming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 Sketch of the scale of knowledge 1 Ch. 2 Situational knowledge 37 Ch. 3 Science and the objective world 71 Ch. 4 Living in error 93 Ch. 5 Expectation 131 Ch. 6 Learning and teaching
Control code
55488517
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780761828440
Lccn
2003117173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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