PHIL 360

Philosophy of Science


Description

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? Examines philosophical accounts of science and cases from historical and contemporary scientific research. A background in science is not expected.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PHIL 360.

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)

Lecturer(s) Dr Emily Parke

Reading/Texts

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

Points

PHIL 360: 15 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Philosophy 

Restrictions

PHIL 260