PHIL 381 - Science and Objectivity
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One Philosophy course completed with a minimum grade of C- or better.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

"The methods of science are designed to lead us to the objective truth about the world." But what are "the scientific methods"? We will explore attempts by philosophers to understand what the methods employed by science are, and arguments both to support and to throw doubts upon the claim that these methods will lead us to the truth about what the world is like.

Course Requirements:

There will be two in-class exams and a term paper for the course.

Intended Audience:

The course is an intermediate level introduction to the philosophy of science.

Class Format:

The course has lectures and a discussion section.

PHIL 381 - Science and Objectivity
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780136638230
Philosophy of natural science, Author: Carl G. Hempel., Publisher: Prentice-Hall [Nachdr.] 1966
ISBN: 9780226458120
The structure of scientific revolutions, Author: Thomas S. Kuhn ; with an introductory essay by Ian Hacking., Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Fourth edi
ISBN: 9780195366198
Philosophy of science : a new introduction, Author: Gillian Barker, the University of Western Ontario, Philip Kitcher, Columbia University.
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