PHL255H1: Philosophy of Science



This course is an introduction to contemporary topics in the philosophy of science which serves as preparation for more advanced study in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the particular sciences. Topics may include the rise and fall of logical positivism, the problem of demarcation, falsificationism, confirmation, the connection between theory and observation, the value free ideal, and the epistemic authority of scientists.

Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Mode of Delivery
In Class