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Philosophy of Science

SISP 202
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: PHIL 287
Certificates: Environmental Studies, Informatics and Modeling

This course is a fast-moving introduction to the philosophy of science. Topics include the relation between finished theories or explanations and ongoing research, the recognition and dissemination of discoveries, the justification of scientific claims, conceptual and technical (revolutionary) change in the science, the significance of instrumentation, experiment and artifice in science, the places of laws, models, and causal relations in scientific understanding, and whether various sciences differ fundamentally in their aims, methods, and achievements. Considerable attention will be given to examples of scientific practice, both historical and contemporary.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA SISP
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(EDST)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(INFO-MN)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(PSYC)

Last Updated on MAY-28-2024
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