ERIC Number: ED276609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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The Nature of Science. A Personal View of Science and How It Has Shaped the Way We Think and Behave.
Designed to provide a broader and more encompassing approach to science studies, this book contains perspectives on science and its impact on culture. It consists of a series of discrete essays which focus on the interaction of science with religion, philosophy, and lifestyle. Each essay begins with a series of quotations and questions which are intended to direct thought and discussion. Specific essay topics include: (1) what is truth?; (2) facts; (3) fancies; (4) experiments; (5) predictions; (6) models; (7) effects; (8) doubts; and (9) integration. An epilogue and suggestions for further reading for each of the addressed essay topics are also included. (ML)
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Philosophy, Science and Society, Science Education, Science History, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Social Change, Technological Advancement
Heinemann Educational Books, 70 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - General; Books
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