Many people in day-to-day situations use the scientific method.
This is just a brief example of scientific method.
Thus, a scientific account cast in the language of the absoluteconception may not only be able to explain why a tree is as tall as itis but also why we see it in one way when viewed from one standpointand in a different way when viewed from another.
The Montessori Method of Education This method was developed by Dr.
A third reason to find the view from nowhere attractive is that ifthe world came in structures as characterized by it and we did haveaccess to it, we could use our knowledge of it to ground predictions(which, to the extent that our theories do track the absolutestructures, will be borne out). A fourth and related reason is thatattempts to manipulate and control phenomena can similarly be groundedin our knowledge of these structures. To attain any of the fourpurposes—settling disagreements, explaining the world,predicting phenomena and manipulation and control—the absoluteconception is at best sufficient but not necessary. We can, forinstance, settle disagreements by imposing the rule that the personwho speaks first is always right or the person who is of higher socialrank or by an agreed-upon measurement procedure that does not trackabsolute properties. We can explain the world and our image of it bymeans of theories that do not represent absolute structures andproperties, and there is no need to get things (absolutely) right inorder to predict successfully. Nevertheless, there is somethingappealing in the idea that disagreements concerning certain matters offact can be settled by the very facts themselves, that explanationsand predictions grounded in what's really there rather than in adistorted image of it.