PHIL 260

Philosophy of Science

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for PHIL 260.


What makes science a distinctive way of discovering knowledge about our world whether natural, biological or social? Ever since science started in Ancient Greece, a number of different theories about the worldview, methods and rationality of science have been proposed that distinguish it from religion, pseudo-science and myth. The course examines some of these accounts of the nature of science.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 260.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022




Prescribed Reading: All readings will be available electronically on Canvas.


PHIL 260: 15 points


30 points in Philosophy or 60 points


PHIL 360