HPS100 Lecture 03: Scientific Method

How do we evaluate competing theories? is there such a thing as a universal and unchangeable method of science?

00:30 Proof in science
01:45 How do we decide which theories to accept?
02:02 Acceptance, Use, and Pursuit
10:28 Scientific Method
___ 12:25 Method vs. Methodology
___ 15:51 Method vs. Research Technique
17:38 Is there a universal and unchangeable method of science?
___ 18:27 Current scientific method
______ 24:08 Accepted Ontology
___ 38:00 Aristotelian-Medieval method
51:21 Summary: Dynamic Method Thesis vs. Static Method Thesis
55:28 “Scientific Mosaic”: Redefined

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My name is Hakob Barseghyan. I teach history and philosophy of science at the IHPST, University of Toronto. It is my goal to help my students appreciate how fascinating both the history and philosophy of science are. HPS100 is my introductory course on history and philosophy of science; it is offered online in both Fall and Winter terms.

The course is funded by University of Toronto, Online Learning Strategies (http://onlinelearning.utoronto.ca/) and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (http://www.hps.utoronto.ca/)

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