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Title:
Science wars what scientists know and how they know it
Author:
Goldman, Steven L., 1941- teacher, speaker.
Publication Information:
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (171 pages ; 19 cm.)
Summary:
Presents lectures (each 30 minutes in length) by Steven L. Goldman discussing various aspects of science.
General Note:
Consists of 24 lectures in two parts. Each part consists of two videodiscs and each videodisc consists of 6 lectures/30 minutes per lecture.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. Lecture 1. Knowledge and truth are age-old problems -- lecture 2. Competing visions of the scientific method -- lecture 3. Galileo, the Catholic Church, and truth -- lecture 4. Isaac Newton's theory of the universe -- Lecture 5. Science vs. philosophy in the 17th century -- lecture 6. Locke, Hume, and the path to skepticism -- lecture 7. Kant restores certainty -- lecture 8. Science, society, and the age of reason -- lecture 9. Science comes of age in the 19th century -- lecture 10. Theories need not explain -- lecture 11. Knowledge as a product of the active mind -- lecture 12. Trading reality for experience.

pt. 2. Lecture 13. Scientific truth in the early 20th century -- lecture 14. Two new theories of scientific knowledge -- lecture 15. Einstein and Bohr redefine reality -- lecture 16. Truth, ideology, and thought collectives -- lecture 17. Kuhn's revolutionary image of science -- lecture 18. Challenging mainstream science from within -- Lecture 19. Objectivity under attack -- lecture 20. Scientific knowledge as a social construct -- lecture 21. New definitions of objectivity -- lecture 22. Science wars of the late 20th century -- lecture 23. Intelligent design and the scope of science -- lecture 24. Truth, history, and citizenship.
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ISBN:
9781598032079