Science and subjectivity

Kitto, Kirsty (2009) Science and subjectivity. Literary Paritantra (Systems), 1(3&4), pp. 18-28.

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Science has been under attack in the last thirty years, and recently a number of prominent scientists have been busy fighting back. Here, an argument is presented that the `science wars' stem from an unreasonably strict adherence to the reductive method on the part of science, but that weakening this stance need not imply a lapse into subjectivity. One possible method for formalising the description of non-separable, contextually dependent complex systems is presented. This is based upon a quantum-like approach.

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ID Code: 29352
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Objectivity, subjectivity, science studies, context, quantum interaction
ISSN: 0974-7923
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > QUANTUM PHYSICS (020600) > Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified (020699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFIC FIELDS (220200) > History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science) (220206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2009 23:47
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:15

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