PHIL 371: Philosophy of Natural Sciences
PHIL 371-001: Philosophy of Natural Sciences
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR
Nguyen Engineering Building 1108
Section Information for Fall 2017
- Fulfills the requirement for a course in the analytic tradition for the Philosophy major.
- Fulfills a requirement for the PPE concentration.
This upper-level undergraduate course explores some of the central issues in the philosophy of science, including: what distinguishes science from non-science; induction and inference; explanation; the unity of science; observation and its relation to theory; and scientific realism.
Course Information from the University Catalog
One semester of logic recommended. Study of aims and methodology of science. Among the questions of concern are: What constitutes a good scientific explanation? What grounds are used for comparing rival theories? Is there a special method of scientific discovery? May not be repeated for credit.
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