PHL233H1: Philosophy for Scientists

Hours

24L/12T

An introduction to philosophy tailored for students with backgrounds in mathematics and science. Topics include causation, explanation, the relation between scientific and mathematical theories and reality, the role of mathematics in scientific theories, the relevance of scientific and mathematical discoveries to ‘big’ traditional philosophical questions such as the nature of consciousness, whether we have free will, and the meaning of life.

Corequisite
1.0 FCE in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or Computer Science
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)