PHIL 2450 - Philosophy of Science

Description
Introduces the philosophy of science. Topics include experiment, casual inference, models, scientific explanation, theory structure, hypothesis testing, realism and anti-realism, the relations between science and technology, science versus non-science, and the philosophical assumptions of various sciences. Illustrations are drawn from the natural, biological, and social sciences, but no background in any particular science is presupposed. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/philosophy/.
Credits
3
Attributes
Artistic, Interpretive, & Philosophical Inquiry Science & Society
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Fall 2018
Offered
MW
Avg. Class Size
23
Avg. Sections
1