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Disciplinary Challenges of Today Science

Volume 3 - Issue 5

Octavio A Chon-Torres*

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    • Professor at Universidad de Lima, Doctorate professor at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, USA

    *Corresponding author: Octavio A Chon-Torres, President of Asociación Peruana de Astrobiología, Member of the International Working Group on Astrobioethics, Organizer of the IV International Astrobiology Congress, USA

Received: April 14, 2018;   Published: April 19, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.03.000979

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We are currently witnessing a series of events that, more than isolated or separate problems are actually interconnected, complex, with a content of variables that exceed the object of study of a single scientific or academic discipline. We talk about, for example, the environmental problem, the public health, and even astrobiology (study of life in the universe). What do these and other more scenarios have in common that can draw attention to a new approach of dealing with complex problems? First of all, we must bear in mind that science is a tool; as such it requires philosophy to be able to understand itself. Hence, words such as paradigm or falsification of science, although it is true they help us to understand the process and evolution of scientific knowledge, are not strictly definitions that come out of the scientific method, but rather it is philosophical terminology.