PHIL 150.001 – Philosophy of Science

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Instructor: Francesco Nappo. This course meets TR 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. in MU 104.

In this course, we will examine some philosophical questions concerning the nature and methods of science. What distinguishes science from other ways of inquiring about the world? What does the scientific method consist in? What is the relation that observations bear to our hypotheses and theories? What are scientific revolutions and how are they rational? A copy of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn is required. All other readings will be available online from Sakai.