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[Feb. 26th, 2010|11:49 am]
cunts talking about kant

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 Hey guys. It's been almost a year since the last post in this community. Let's not let it die!

I'm taking a class on the Philosophy of Science this semester. It's one of the most interesting classes I have taken in quite a long time. A question was posited on the first day of class and it's still bugging me. Who knows if it can ever truly be answered, but I was curious as to what your thoughts were on the matter.

Everyone knows that Physics is a science. The same goes for Biology, Chemistry, etc. But why don't we normally consider, say, History or Economics sciences? What is/are the defining characteristic(s) of science?
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[User Picture]From: dirtylittlecity
2010-02-27 12:47 am (UTC)
I'd say that economics is considered somewhat a science. But the first thought I have on why History or the other humanities are not considered science is the lack of repeatable results. You could have similar situations occur in history, but without a way to measure and predict expected results in the same way you can with chemistry.
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