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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 3401
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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PositivistGeneral model of Positivist ScienceHypothesisTestDeductionGeneralizationIf you cant see it happen it didnt happenThe Product A generalizationGeneralization early starts in general do have differential access subject to further testingObjections to SciencePositivism demand observationsThe past is not observableHuman behavior has intentActions are only explainable in reference to intentionIntent cannot be observes or measuredPositivism is an ideal model of scienceNot what scientists actually doSocial activities of scientist can affect whether or not an idea is acceptedModern Philosopher of Science Thomas KuhnPhysicistThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions 1962Example of Nicolas Copernicus 1543Heliocentric model sun at center of solar systemAdopted by Galileo in 1610Critique of Science Thomas KuhnScience is not incrementally progressivePeriods of normal scienceStabilityParadigm shiftReorientation of science in another direction Darwin an origin of speciesWatson and Crick DNACriticismParadigm shifts cannot be reconciledWhat was the value of the old theoryUsed in the postpositivistpositivist debateObjectivity does not existSocialpolitical forces shape paradigm shiftsKuhns ImpactFacts or observations depend upon the prevailing paradigmFacts are always theory dependent
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