Posted on: 16 August 2015
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‘Science’ is generally thought of as an ‘objective’ study of the world of matter. Perhaps, a bit more cautiously (since the subject/object division is fundamental to science), science can be thought of as a study of the contribution of matter to the arising of observation experiences under well-defined experimental conditions. The advantage in thinking of science this way is that it will emphasize the experiential character of science, and yet be objective, without foreclosing our options within science regarding the nature and role of the subject in creating those observation experiences.