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Basic sciences in problem-based learning

Esther Bergman and Ton de Goeij

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583447
eISBN:
9780191594519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583447.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Basic sciences are generally defined as the scientific foundation of clinical reasoning and medical practice. This chapter discusses basic sciences in problem-based learning (PBL). At present, ... More


The Future of Ecology and the Ecology of the Future

Daniel B. Botkin

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter begins by outlining important advances in the science of ecology. These include the fundamental recognition that ecological systems are not steady state, but instead vary over time and ... More


Religious People Do Not Like Science

Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

in Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190650629
eISBN:
9780190650650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650629.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the assumption held by many nonreligious individuals that “religious people do not like science.” Contrary to this simple stereotype, the chapter shows how religious Americans’ ... More


Special Sciences (Or: The Disunity of Science as a Working Hypothesis)

Jerry Fodor

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the confusion regarding the “unity of science.” What has traditionally been called “the unity of science” is a much stronger, and much less plausible, thesis than the generality ... More


Knowing Endangered Species

Carrie Friese

in Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the practices and logics that have been asserted when cloned endangered animals are classified as equivalent to hybrids, thereby questioning the role of cloning in zoos. In ... More


The Institutionalizing Research University: Rise of the Scientific Tradition

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The business school is part of the research university, a twentieth-century invention that established the research profession and professoriate and integrated the values of professional science into ... More


Working Assumptions

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers some of the working assumptions about mental representations in relation to language. It begins by assuming that behaviorism is false root and branch; in the paradigm cases, ... More


I-Space and the Value of Basic Research

Markus Nordberg

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Abstract: This chapter discusses the impact of Max Boisot's work, and in particular of the i-Space concept, on the value of fundamental research such as particle physics. The focus of analysis is the ... More


Making Biology Tropical

Megan Raby

in American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Early efforts to create institutions for ecological research in the tropics were far more difficult to sustain financially than stations with agricultural goals. In the 1910s and 1920s, rival ... More


No progress without basic research

Gianfranco Pacchioni

in The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter illustrates with examples how science and technology have changed our way of life. We live longer, we live better, although this is not always appreciated. A brief description of life in ... More


The Future of Patient Safety

Robert L. Wears and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

in Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190271268
eISBN:
9780190271299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271268.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Patient safety has been evolving and changing since its conception, and this evolution will inevitably continue as it competes for attention with other social problems and as healthcare struggles ... More


The Place of Humanities in University Education

Mrinal Miri

in Philosophy and Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199452767
eISBN:
9780199084616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452767.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter considers the place of the humanities in university education. The enormous importance that science and technology has gained owing to the spectacular technological spin-off of ... More


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