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The Science of History

History is the lowest science of all. It is also the starting point of any of the higher sciences. History is the science of particular things. It is not a demonstrative science nor can it be one. Aristotle gave this as the reason that history was not a science at all, but his reason is flawed. History is a science that studies particular things. While science and psychology may discuss humanity, ...

Knowledge and the Sciences

In the beginning of my series on knowledge, I claimed that we need to know what knowledge is in order to know whether or not we have it. Now that I have outlined the basics of the sciences and the various ways that knowledge can be understood, there is enough information to answer that question. What counts as knowledge depends on which science that knowledge is a part of. When we consider knowled...

Theoretical Sciences

In my last two posts, I have explored the nature of the productive and active sciences. The last science is theoretical science. This is the science that exists entirely for the sake of knowledge. There are a finite number of theoretical sciences and they can be categorized. They are theology, philosophy, mathematics, natural science, psychology, sociology and history. A theoretical science is def...