Friday, 6 January 2012

The 'new' post-modern views of science

Schumacher College: The re-enchantment of science by Jean Boulton

" views of science exemplified by evolutionary and complexity theory."

[...]The science of the ancients in both the East and West placed, through observation and direct experience, a much greater focus on interconnection, flow and change, and on the importance of context, history and detail. But the ‘modern’ conception that Newton’s mechanical worldview applied to everything everywhere led to a disenchantment of science, and the acceptance of a view that the world, by and large can be understood and controlled as if it were a machine.