History and Philosophy of Science 161
The aim of this course is to provide a broad survey of some fundamental questions in philosophy of science, to develop explanations for phenomena based on historical theory and law, and to cultivate your ability to think through these difficult questions in a clear and critical way. We will concentrate questions such as: "What is a scientific explanation?" and "What is a law of nature?" We will look at and analyze both traditional and more recent attempts to answer such challenging questions. As a class we will investigate the “truthfulness” of science, ethical and moral decision making, and the impact technological has had on our decision making processes.
All subject and academic GPA. Prerequisite: NONE
Code/Date: SCN16100R – June 13-July 2
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Credit: ½ FR SO JR SR
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