History and Philosophy Of Science | History of Science since 1750
X407 | 8389 | Sander Gliboff
This course provides an introduction and survey of the history of
Western science since 1750. Designed to sample the rich secondary
literature (with excursions into primary sources), the course will
consider the physical, biological, and social sciences.
Each week class participants will take up a book or other reading
for critical analysis. After brief remarks by the instructor,
participants will discuss the book’s aims, methodology, and
content, as well as place it within the scholarly tradition. It is
hoped that students will not only gain wide familiarity with the
construction of modern science, but also a deeper appreciation of
There are no prerequisites, but knowledge of modern science or
modern European or American history will be helpful.