Lectures

Lectures of Professor Masudul Alam Choudhury

Update 12 October 2014

7. Vol. 1,2

The Epistemological Question

The emergence of scientific thought and its use in the development of a consistent socio-scientific outlook depends upon an epistemology. There can be no science without a fundamental inquiry into the roots of knowledge. The search for the roots of knowledge leads to a divergence of views in the ‘preception’ of knowledge itself according to different vintages of cultures and norms. The problem to address then is whether a body of scientific beliefs for all of life and thought can be established that can lead knowledge into a unified whole. This precept of the unification of knowledge through a universally acceptable, axiomatic and systemically pervasive comprehension of the entire scientific order, be that of the natural or the social sciences, is what we will refer to here as the socio-scientific worldview. More (Download here)

Update 22 September 2014

Some Definitional Terms Underlying Socio-Scientific Thought

Epistemology

Epistemology means the theory of knowledge. It is an area of critical philosophy that investigates what may be the sources of a body of knowledge being used for a scientific enquiry, how those sources are identified, how knowledge is derived and disseminated from the sources. In the age-long study of epistemology, different premises were assigned for defining knowledge bases, their interpretation and dissemination pertaining to different branches of formal disciplines. More (Download here)