Nursing Philosophy Tradition in Nursing Practice
Read the article and respond to the following questions:
1. Does “science” begin with the Scientific Revolution or at some time before?
2. In what ways are Enlightenment views and values still active and effective on our contemporary society?
3. In what ways are Enlightenment views and values challenged today?
4. What examples of mathematizing our world and our experience can you point to?
5. What value is there in mathematizing those aspects of our world?
6. What drawbacks may there be to such mathematization?
7. What makes an experiment more than mere experience? What function does this serve for science?
8. The mechanistic worldview introduced in the Scientific Revolution arguably led to great advances in knowledge andtechnology, but what possible drawbacks might there be to replacing a teleological worldview with a mechanistic one?
9. Are religion and science necessarily in conflict or can they coexist?
10. Is it possible to be a theist (Christian or otherwise) and still accept the Darwinian theory of biological evolution?