PHIL 371: Philosophy of the Natural Sciences

PHIL 371-002: Philosophy of Natural Sciences
(Fall 2024)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Innovation Hall 131

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PHIL 371 - 002: Philosophy of Natural Sciences

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

In-depth examination of selected topics and debates in contemporary philosophy of science. Studies the aims and methodology of science through the work of key thinkers in the field. Questions of concern may include: the demarcation of science from pseudo-science; the rationality of scientific change; problems of induction, prediction and evidence; objectivity, values and scientific practice; the unity of science; and the relation between scientific knowledge and truth. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHIL 271 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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