Middlebury

PHIL 0316

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science
Science raises several philosophical issues. These include epistemological issues about scientific practices such as theory construction, explanation, confirmation, experimentation, modeling, and measurement. They also include metaphysical issues about causation, laws of nature, reductionism, dispositions, chance, space, and time. Finally, specific sciences—from fundamental physics to the social sciences—raise unique philosophical puzzles. We will examine a small subset of these topics in depth. (Previous course in philosophy or waiver) 3 hrs lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW PHL

Sections

Fall 2013

PHIL0316A-F13 Lecture (Khalifa)

Fall 2011

PHIL0316A-F11 Lecture (Khalifa)

Fall 2008

PHIL0316A-F08 Lecture (Khalifa)