Explain the use of scientific reason in an effort to control the natural world.

Write a 4–6-page essay that addresses three key concepts related to the philosophical and historical development of modern science.

This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the philosophy of science.

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By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Describe the historical development of the humanities from the pre-historic era to the present.
    • Describe the influence of philosophical reasoning on the development of modern science.
  • Competency 2: Examine the forms of expression that instantiate the arts and humanities.
    • Distinguish intrinsic from instrumental goods in human thought.
    • Explain the use of scientific reason in an effort to control the natural world.
  • Competency 3: Integrate the humanities with everyday life.
    • Assess the role of philosophy and science in contemporary life.
  • Competency 4: Communicate effectively in forms appropriate to the humanities.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
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