PHIL 260

Philosophy of Science


Addresses philosophical questions about science, such as: What distinguishes science from pseudoscience? How is scientific knowledge generated and structured? Should we believe scientific claims about things we cannot directly observe? Do scientific theories give us true accounts of the world? We eExamines philosophical accounts of science and cases from historical and contemporary scientific research. No A background in science is not expected.

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 2023

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Emily Parke


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


PHIL 260: 15 points


30 points in Philosophy or 60 points


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