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Dr. John Shook discusses the importance and relevance of the Philosophy of Science.

Episode 28

Dr. John Shook

received his PhD in philosophy at Buffalo. He was a professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University from 2000 to 2006. He then left OSU to become Research Associate in Philosophy, and Instructor of Science Education, at the University at Buffalo. He teaches courses for the entirely online Science and the Public EdM program at Buffalo. He has also worked with several secular organizations, including the Center for Inquiry, the American Humanist Association, the Institute for Humanist Studies, the Humanist Institute, and the Society of Humanist Philosophers.  http://shook.pragmatism.org/

Philosophy of Science discussion.

Conspiracy theories

Critical thinking skills

Naturalism explained

The great unification      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYz_kQ7UkY8


And then pragmatism

Deepak and book sales.  Interests other than naturalism or pragmatism.  Don’t care about science.

Neil deGrasse Tyson and philosophy

New atheism explained

Limitations of science and the scientific method

Materials, methods and mechanisms

Test for coherence          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criteria_of_truth

What is the causal “go”

Cochrane reviews and the philosophy of science

Science communication (“know your audience”)

Scientism             http://scientiasalon.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/spelling-out-scientism-a-to-z/


Beer:     Magic Hat no.9

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