Science is creation and organization of knowledge in the form which follows that of philosophy . Similarly to empirical philosophy, science relies upon careful observations of nature; science attempts to formulate laws of nature more carefully than philosophy. In other words, it doesn't jump to conclusions from sketchy evidence.
Application of science to everyday problems is technology .
Science corresponds to the industrial stage of development of society. Industrialization means specialization, e.g. from a craftsmen into workers performing special, very limited operations. Same dialectic takes place in science, as it develops from philosophy into a number of special branches of knowing. These do not communicate well with each other, and ultimately with practice, which ultimately will lead to the downfall of science as a way of knowledge.
History of science:
- "History of science, technology and knowledge in general ", notes from 2013
- "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, 2003; PDF here; audiobook here
- Popularization of science
- Productive forces
Publications in science:
- Articles on science, from phys.org
- ArXiv.org - open access to the latest research in "hard" sciences: physics, math, etc.
- Popular science
- Thought experiment
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