Scientific Understanding

HPSC-X451 — Fall 2022

Instructor
Jordi Cat
Location
Ballantine Hall 313
Days and Times
Monday/Wednesday 3:15P-4:30P
Course Description

This course meets with HPSC-X551.

The course is a survey of issues in the philosophy of science and issues in the philosophy of special sciences (mathematical, physical, biological, psychological, social and technological). The courses will cover received views that informed central issues in the second half of the 20th-century, subsequent developments and new issues. General topics include observation, experimentation, modeling, simulations, explanation, understanding, testing, realism, causation, values, unity and pluralism, and the relation of philosophy of science to the sciences, history and science studies. 

Interested in this course?

The full details of this course are available on the Office of the Registrar website.

See complete course details