History and Philosophy Of Science | Scientific Understanding Topic: Contemporary Philosophy of Science
X451 | 2915 | Chistopher Martin


This course will survey issues in the philosophy of science such as
the distinction between theory and observation, objectivity,
realism,
scientific laws, modeling, causality, explanation, testing,
experimentation, growth of scientific knowledge, reductionism,
feminism ,  as well as special issues in the philosophy of specific
sciences. Readings will include essays by authors such as Hanson,
Hempel, Nagel, Kuhn,  Quine, Feyerabend, van Fraassen, and others.