PHIL 322 - The Methods of Science
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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An introduction to the philosophy of science. The first section of this course will provide some historical background to the philosophy of science by focusing on philosophically significant features of the "Scientific Revolution" and early modern science, on the one hand, and the twentieth-century debate between proponents and critics of "Logical Positivism," on the other. In the second section, we will consider Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions, as well as some reactions to this groundbreaking text. Finally, we will explore the issue of scientific realism and anti-realism in contemporary philosophy of science. There will be a continuing concern to link the discussions in these three sections.

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3 hrs of lecture with in-class discussion per week

PHIL 322 - The Methods of Science
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780226458120
The structure of scientific revolutions, Author: Thomas S. Kuhn., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 4th ed. 2012
ISBN: 9780872200746
The Scientific background to modern philosophy, Author: Ed. by Michael R. Matthews., Publisher: Hackett publ 1989
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