Philosophy of Science
On a fairly conventional view, science exemplifies humankind's rational inquiry into the true structure of the world. But what exactly is science? In what sense is it rational? Are scientific claims true or merely useful in predicting and controlling our environment? To answer these questions, we will examine scientific activities such as theory construction, explanation, confirmation, and experimentation, and their role in debates concerning the role of rationality and truth in scientific knowledge. (Although this course does not have any specific prerequisites, a background in philosophy or science would be helpful.) 3 hrs. lect.
- Fall 2013
- Twilight Hall 305(AXT 305)
- 8:40am-9:55am on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Kareem Khalifa
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