UN3551: Philosophy of Science | J. Ismael

Philosophy
Undergraduate Lecture
MW 1-4:10PM

Philosophical problems within science and about the nature of scientific knowledge in the 17th-20th centuries. Sample problems: causation and scientific explanation; induction and real kinds; verification and falsification; models, analogies and simulations; the historical origins of the modern sciences; scientific revolutions; reductionism and supervenience; differences between physics, biology and the social sciences; the nature of life; cultural evolution; human nature; philosophical issues in cosmology.

Prerequisites: one philosophy course or the instructor’s permission.

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