Scientific Understanding

HPSC-X451 — Spring 2022

Jordi Cat
Ballantine Hall 703
Days and Times
Monday/Wednesday 4:45P-6:00P
Course Description

This course meets with HPSC-X551.

Junior standing or consent from instructor is required for this course.

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.