Introduction to Philosophy of Science

Martin A. Rice, Introduction to Philosophy of Science, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This is an advanced undergraduate survey of the major problem areas in the philosophy of science. Topics vary somewhat, but generally include many of the following: the nature of explanation, the problem of induction and confirmation, concept formation, scientific methodology, verifiability and falsifiability, the observation theory distinction, scientific realism, law-like form, and theory change.

Required Texts:

Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science: Klemke, Hollinger, Rudge
Hawking: A Brief History of Time
Hawking & Mlodinow: The Grand Design

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Derek A. Leben, Introduction to Philosophy of Science, Spring 2011

Course Description:

This is an advanced undergraduate survey of the major problem areas in the philosophy of science. Topics vary somewhat, but generally include many of the following: the nature of explanation, the problem of induction and confirmation, concept formation, scientific methodology, verifiability and falsifiability, the observation theory distinction, scientific realism, law-like form, and theory change.

Required Texts:

-Philosophy of Science: An Anthology

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Derek A. Leben, Introduction to Philosophy of Science, Spring 2013

Course Description:

This is an advanced undergraduate survey of the major problem areas in the philosophy of science. Topics vary somewhat, but generally include many of the following: the nature of explanation, the problem of induction and confirmation, concept formation, scientific methodology, verifiability and falsifiability, the observation theory distinction, scientific realism, law-like form, and theory change.

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