PHL 552 Philosophy of Science

Science is a cornerstone of modern civilization, a method of inquiry with tremendous prestige and far-reaching effects. This course examines philosophical attempts to understand the fundamental nature of science. Topics may include: Is there a scientific method? Is science essentially rational? Does science reveal the truth about nature? What role do values play in science? Are there things that science cannot explain? Is science an expression of one particular culture, or is it somehow universal? UL Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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