History and Philosophy Of Science | Scientific Reasoning
X200 | 18189 | Matthew Dunn


Scientific Reasoning

"Science is largely a collection of methods we use to learn about
the world. An explosion of knowledge, wealth, and other benefits to
humanity over the past several centuries attests to the success of
these methods.

This course will introduce you to the basic principles and methods
of critical thinking.  These principles and methods are applicable
across a wide range of human experiences.  This course will
emphasize their application in the sciences.

We will examine inductive and deductive verbal arguments and
mistakes commonly associated with them.  We will also examine causal
reasoning, explanation and hypothesis testing in the sciences."