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  • Of Comte's Doctrines
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    Positivism is a system of philosophy based on experience and experimental knowledge of natural sensation, in which metaphysics and theology are regarded as inadequate and imperfect systems of knowledge. (web) The 19th-century French mathematician and philosopher Auguste Comte first called the doctrine positivism, but some of the positivist concepts may be traced to the British philosopher David Hume, the French philosopher Duc de Saint-Simon, and the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Comte chose...
  • Expert Knowledge
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    "There is no evidence that scientists always tell the truth, and the chances are that they are only marginally more honest than, say, politicians" (New Scientist) Knowledge can be defined as an organised body of information which through experience, theories and studies help the human mind discover and develop new information. Different forms of knowledge include medical, religious, scientific, and common-sense and these in turn have their own language and status and there is privileging of some...
  • Scientific Basis For Medical Knowledge
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    In "the Miller's Tale", Geoffrey Chaucer depicts the parish priest assistant Ab solon and his sexual interests in Allison, the miller's daughter. In addition to his "religious" duties, he also had obligations in hair cutting. He could "later" blood, shave, and "c lippe". This latter term fives rise to the medical treatment bleeding which was performed by most barbers of that era. After the disappearance of medicine during the Dark Ages, a new knowledge surfaced throughout the medical community. ...
  • Used Galens Book
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    The Scientific Revolution: With the bringing of the Scientific Revolution came the Philosophers desire to know more about the world around them. As the search for knowledge grew many inventions and developments arose, such as the microscope and telescope. If it wasnt for those two inventions we wouldnt be able to see the world on the outside as well as on the inside; things that are imposable to see with the naked eye. This allowed them to make many studies about the planets and to see the stars...
  • Supreme A Form Of Knowledge As Biology
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    For some people science is the supreme form of all knowledge. Is this view reasonable or does it involve a misunderstanding of science or of knowledge? For many persons science is considered the supreme form of all knowledge, as science is based on facts and theories and it reaches its results through an approved scientific method. Consequently, it seems to be objective and thus more truthful and reliable. However, other persons argue that this is a misunderstanding of science. Hence, one should...
  • Western Vs Non Western Vs Feminist Philosophy
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    Throughout my whole philosophical experience I have yet to read about a woman or minority philosopher. It was only in the last chapter of my philosophy book that I got a taste of different philosophy. For nine chapters I studied philosophy from a white male point of view. Granted among these men there are different philosophical ideas but all came from the same region of the world and very similar cultures. It turns out, as I had suspected, that Western vs. Non-Western vs. Feminist philosophy is...
  • Difference Between Common Knowledge And Scientific Knowledge
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    Conceptual Intelligence Definition: The term intelligence may be understood in many Ways it is often synonymous with understanding; it is Also considered as a way of using understanding and the knowledge that is understood, in order to solve the problems met within our environment. Intelligence is thus the ability to know, understand and adapt... And it is said to be a tool, capable of fabricating tools... In its practical form, it succeeded in transforming natural elements in to tools for livin...
  • Analysis Of Aristotle's Demonstration And Scientific Knowledge
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    An Analysis Of Philosophy And Science Essay, An Analysis Of Philosophy And Science An Analysis of the Philosophy of Science In my analysis of the philosophy of science, I will attempt to give an analysis of Aristotle's demonstration and scientific knowledge starting points and how they apply to his theory, his definition in sciences, and scientific enquires of the various questions posted as well as his ideals of explanation, which gives clear ideal of his theory points in his premises. Aristotl...

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