Worldview/ontology coming from the scientific revolution (~1700s) and informing modern science. Aka Newtonian/enlightenment worldview.

  • only what can be observed, measured and quantified exists
  • natural phenomena behaving in ways determined by physical mechanisms (such as laws of gravity and motion)
  • world seen as predictable, linear and deterministic. In a stable equilibrium
  • reductionism
    • tendency to analyze the smallest possible components in isolation