The Medawar Lecture 1998 Is science dangerous?
- EducationPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The idea that science is dangerous is deeply embedded in the authors' culture, particularly in literature, yet science provides the best way of understanding the world and the obligation of scientists is to make public both any social implications of their work and its technological applications.
Maya knowledge and "science wars"
Yucatec Maya cthnobiology agrees with contemporary international biological science in many respects, almost all of them highly specific, pragmatic and observational, but differs in many other respects, most of themhighly inferential and cosmological.
History and Philosophy of Science as a Guide to Understanding Nature of Science
Nature of science (NOS) is considered to be a controversial topic by historians, philosophers of science and science educators. It is paradoxical that we all teach science and still have difficulties…
Defending Science from all of its Enemies and some of its Friends
Recent debates about the values and virtues of the sciences have been marked by philosophical errors and misunderstandings among both the supporters and the critics of the value of science. Some…
Emergence of scientific explanations of nature in ancient Greece. The only scientific discovery?
Although modern science provides valuable insights regarding the mechanisms of heart disease, it is an illusion to believe that the authors' modern system explains everything.
The tension between common sense and scientific perception of animals: recent developments in research on animal integrity
Who Speaks for Science?
- EducationScience & education
Teachers can help students learn how to navigate the treacherous territory of inevitably mediated communication and the vulnerabilities of epistemic dependence and the deceptive strategies used by imitators of science to seem like credible voices for science.
Metaphilosophy, Folk-Philosophy and Naturalized Philosophy
- Philosophy, Psychology
The claim that philosophy belongs to the realm of culture does not provoke substantial objections. However, if one is invited to consider the advisability of analysing philosophy as if it was just…