PHIL 320 - The World-View of Modern Science
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
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HU
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May not be repeated for credit.
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A philosophical examination of the relation between our "common-sense" conception of reality and the world-view presented by modern science, especially physics and biology. Likely topics: the impact of relativistic physics on our views about space and time; the impact of quantum mechanics on our views about causation; the relevance of evolutionary biology to our conception of human nature. No scientific background is presupposed as nontechnical expositions of the theories are presented in the course.

PHIL 320 - The World-View of Modern Science
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ISBN: 9781405116206
Worldviews : an introduction to the history and philosophy of science, Author: Richard DeWitt., Publisher: Blackwell Pub. 2004
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ISBN: 9780813391267
Philosophy of biology, Author: Elliott Sober., Publisher: Westview Press 2. ed. 2000
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