Science, Philosophy of

I INTRODUCTION Science, Philosophy of, the investigation into the general nature of scientific practice. The questions considered in the philosophy of science include: how scientific theories are developed, assessed, and changed; and whether science is capable of revealing the truth about hidden entities and processes in nature. The subject is as old and as widespread […]

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), agency of the United Nations (UN), created in 1946 to promote world peace by focusing on the areas of culture and communication, education, natural sciences, and social and human sciences. UNESCO’s principal decision-making body is the General Conference, which is composed of representatives of the 188 member […]