Nature: Scientism is the view that scientific, inductive methods must be employed to obtain factual data. It rejects intuitive or deductive approaches. Because data collections are not comprehensive and must be carefully related to context, the apparent evidence of scientism denies spiritual existence as an integral aspect of human experience. It tends towards elitism and technocracy.
Incidence: As a product of advanced science and technology, scientism is most marked in industrialized countries. It may be combined with another ideology or even with religion, particularly in relation to ethics.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
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