21st Century Science
by James Schombert
Publisher: University of Oregon 2008
This course is a review of the foundations of modern science emphasizing the status of our current view of Nature from the discoveries as we begin the 21st century. The course will be an introduction to the philosophy used to explore Nature and the meaning of reality. We will build a non-mathematical course with a modern perspective, using ideas and concepts that are acquired in the last century of scientific exploration.
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by G. E. R. Lloyd - University of California Press
Lloyd's masterly book offers a fascinating and persuasive picture of ancient Greek scientists at work, a complex analysis involving a wide range of issues. Lloyd handles the labyrinthine and often problematic evidence with delicacy and skill.
by Nicholas Rescher - University of Pittsburgh Press
Perfected science is but an idealization that provides a useful contrast to highlight the limited character of what we do and can attain. Rescher's discussion focuses on the question: what are the theoretical limits on science?
by David Darling
The Encyclopedia of Science is an on-line A-to-Z of science. The goal is to provide a comprehensive source of information covering all aspects of contemporary science, mathematics, and technology, including historical data and biographies.
- National Academies Press
A well-written resource for understanding the principles of responsible research. This is an excellent guide, not only for seasoned scientists and research administrators, but also for newcomers to the field of science and research administration.