Redefining reality : the intellectual implications of modern science series. Metaphysics and the nature of science.

Contributor(s): Gimbel, Steven, 1968- [host.] | Kanopy (Firm)Publisher number: 1168003 | KanopyPublisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 31 minutes) : digital, .flv file, soundContent type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Science -- PhilosophyGenre/Form: Documentary films. Online resources: A Kanopy streaming video | Cover Image Summary: Start with the metaphysical concept of reality and how it led to a scientific worldview. Then see how the scientific picture of reality changes as theories are refined or overthrown. Explore examples such as the germ theory of disease and philosopher Thomas Kuhn's influential idea of paradigm shifts.
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Originally produced by The Teaching Company/The Great Courses in 2015.

Start with the metaphysical concept of reality and how it led to a scientific worldview. Then see how the scientific picture of reality changes as theories are refined or overthrown. Explore examples such as the germ theory of disease and philosopher Thomas Kuhn's influential idea of paradigm shifts.

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