Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science
Dr. Boaz Miller

Course Description
The course deals with fundamental questions in philosophy of science. We will examine how the philosophy of science has reformulated basic questions and debates in Western philosophy, and how it has addressed them using the means at its disposal. Among the questions we will discuss are: Is there scientific rationality, and how is it to be conceptualized? What does it mean that science is a social enterprise? As time progresses, does science approximate the truth, at least in some cases? What are the ways in which science represents the world? The course readings consist of classical and contemporary sources.
• attendance • regular reading
Grade Breakdown
• 19% in class midterm • 81% take-home exam • Up to 5% bonus for meaningful participation in class discussion

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