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IA 401 - Philosophy of Science

  • Credit Hours: 4R-OL-4C
  • Term Available: -
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None

Examines a range of philosophical questions about the methods, foundations, assumptions, and scope of science, including: How does science work? Can science reveal truths about the structure of the world? What is the scientific method and how is it different from other forms of knowledge acquisition, such as philosophy? What is a scientific explanation? What counts as evidence for a theory? What are scientific laws? These and other questions will be explored by engaging with a variety of classical and contemporary philosophical texts and arguments