History and Philosophy Of Science | Sceintific Understanding/Survey of the Philosophy of Science
X451 | 23169 | Amit Hagar


X451
SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING/ SURVEY OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

This course provides an advanced introduction to central issues
within contemporary philosophy of science.  We will cover topics
such as Science vs. Pseudo-Science, underdetemination, the notion of
natural laws, scientific explanation and confirmation, the nature of
inter-theoretic reduction, and the realism/anti-realism debate. The
objectives are to be introduced to the major fields of study in
contemporary philosophy of science and, above all, to gain a firm
understanding of the relation between philosophy and science and the
important reciprocally enhancing roles each has for the other.