Discussion Point: Is Science Objective?
As a culminating activity to our introduction to Scientific Philosophy, the class will be discussing the nature of objectivity in science from a number of perspectives outlined in the course text. In groups of 2-3, for-credit learners will prepare the following to be delivered next Tuesday (October 16th):
- A one-minute introduction to their philosophical perspective (listed below);
- A two-minute response to the question, Is Science Objective?
- A question for one of the other selected perspectives;
In addition, each group will post a synthesis of their thinking after the discussion to readdress their response to the original question, and incorporate influential points made by their peers during Tuesday’s class.
The different lenses / perspectives we will be addressing in class will be:
- Scientific Realist
- Karl Popper
- van Orman Quine
- David Deutsche
- Anarchistic Epistemologist
- Logical Positivist
Invitation to Open-Online Participants: As ever, we welcome your input, feedback, and engagement with the classroom learning wherever you are able to supply it. For this particular aspect of the course, if you would like to submit a response to the question from one (or more) of the listed perspectives (or one of your own choosing), feel free to submit a post or comment on the blog (If you are not a registered author on the blog, fill out the form on the Open Online Participants page to remedy this.) and join our discussion on Tuesday live on #ds106radio, or Google Hangout.