The sciences are sometimes classified into three categories, three main scientific fields.
This scientific organization has the advantage that you will not omit any science in your essay.
- The formal sciences
- Natural sciences
- Humanities and social sciences
A word for each of these scientific categories:
1. The formal sciences are abstract, they concern mathematics mainly, logic.
2. The natural sciences are based more on experience, the observation of facts: physics, chemistry, biology are the main ones.
3. The human sciences are vast. They concern the study of civilization – anthropology, economics, history, geography -, of man as a society – science of education, religion, for example -, of man himself – psychology – of what he has created – study of laws, musicology, medicine.
Remember to include all these areas of science in your Contemporary Issues, General Knowledge, Philosophy, or other paper, keeping in mind that science is a concept that can be expanded.
Last question to fuel your thinking: is philosophy a science? In which category would you place philosophy? We await your answers in comments.