PHIL 6053 - Philosophy of Science

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better or BIOL 1303 with D or better or BIOL 1404 with D or better or BIOL 1813 with D or better or BIOL 2204 with D or better or BIOL 2504 with D or better or BIOL 2803 with D or better or BIOL 4254 with D or better or CHEM 1114 with D or better or CHEM 1514 with D or better or CHEM 1984 with D or better or CHEM 2124 with D or better or CHEM 2984 with D or better or CHEM 3514 with D or better or CHEM 4524 with D or better or PHYS 1024 with D or better or PHYS 1044 with D or better or PHYS 1064 with D or better or PHYS 2014 with D or better or PHYS 2023 with D or better or PHYS 2044 with D or better or PHYS 2064 with D or better and BIOL 1104 with D or better

Description: 

This course is designed to develop and refine students' views about the nature of science, and the nature of change, both gradual and revolutionary, in scientific theory. This course uses work in the history of science and philosophy of science to address the nature of scientific disciplines (the theories and problems which characterize them); the relations between theory and the empirical work; and the nature of theory changes in the sciences. The course has also been designed to help students refine their ability to read and write scholarly work, including a major research project.

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