PHIL 420 - Philosophy of Science
Fall 2013, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Philosophy or Science at the 300 level or higher with a grade of C- or better; or graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will explore several topics central to issues about the methods of contemporary science. Science purports to explain phenomena, to answer “Why?” questions. But what is the nature of scientific explanations. Science develops theories to explain phenomena, theories which posit new, often unobservable, entities and properties. What is the structure of these theories and how are they related to the empirical evidence that supports them. Science claims to have strong evidential support in favor of its theories? But how are theories supported by evidence? And are there grounds for skepticism about scientific claims?

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3 hrs of lecture per week. Nursing students have additional 2 hrs of discussion per week


PHIL 420 - Philosophy of Science
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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