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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 314
Title Philosophy of Science
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1440 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TR 8:00am - 9:15am SB-205 William Cornwell


A study of philosophical issues related to science. Topics may include: What is science, and is astrology, for instance bad science or not science at all? Do scientists identify the essence of things, or do scientists classify according to their interests and values? Is a good scientific theory true or merely useful? Do all sciences reduce to physics? No particular scientific background is presupposed, but previous philosophical coursework is recommended. Three lecture hours per week.