Does science explain the world, or does it simply describe it? Can science ever be truly objective? What is the boundary between science and non-science? Does nature have laws?
This program seeks to answer questions such as these through the insights of Princeton University’s Daniel Garber; Hilary Putnam, of Harvard University; and Barry Loewer, of Rutgers University.
Ranging from the Physics of Aristotle to the competing physics paradigms of Einstein and Bohr, the program illustrates the progression of scientific thought from ancient times, through the Renaissance, to the 21st century. The DVD version has on-demand English subtitles and can be viewed using a DVD player or computer DVD-ROM drive. 46 mins.
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