Is science limited to stating facts? This was one of the of the exam questions of the French baccalauréat philo 2013 in series L.
Analysis of the question – correction is science limited to the facts?
science: Some of the knowledge that an individual has or can acquire or can acquire through study, reflection or experience; or structured body of knowledge that relates to facts obeying objective laws (or considered as such)
objective laws (or considered as such) and whose development requires systematization and systematization and method. All the definitions of science that we needed to be used.
Is (…): calls for a dialectical plan.
limit: that which determines a domain, that which separates two
tonote: to become aware of something, to become aware of the to realize the existence of a fact
The facts: it concerns the empirical. Realization of a
thing; way of doing, by way of acting.
Karl Popper defines what is scientific by falsifiability
Problematic of the question – correction is science limited to establish facts?
We must ask ourselves: why am I being asked this question? What is the interest of the question? The paradox comes from the fact that science is based on the facts. But could it be based on anything other than facts? Is
science necessarily subject to facts? Is science inseparable from the empirical?
Plan correction of his science limited to the observation of
I. Science is based on reality, on facts
II. But science is not only to observe facts, it is also reasoning
III. Science thanks to the informal can understand the formal
→ Correction: do we interpret in the absence of knowledge?
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and correction to the baccalaureate in philosophy in 2013