Faculty of Arts

PHIL 749

Philosophy of Science 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for PHIL 749.


This course will examine some of the recent literature on scientific modelling, and on the relationship between models and experiments. We will discuss a range of topics such as how models represent the world, the relationship between different kinds of models (eg, mathematical, computational and physical) and the debate about whether or not experiments are superior to models as sources of scientific knowledge. No particular background in science or modelling is required or expected.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018


Coordinator(s) Dr Emily Parke


Readings will be made available electronically.


PHIL 749: 15.0 points

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