2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHL 237 Philosophies of Science


3 credits

This course examines the relation between philosophy and science with an emphasis on the historical interplay between the two disciplines in western culture. Topics of consideration may include the gradual emergence of the sciences from the general field of philosophy, specific issues and episodes in the development of the philosophy of science, what constitutes a scientific as opposed to a philosophic explanation, the concept of scientific progress, and the nature and method of scientific confirmation.

Prerequisite(s): PHL 100  or PHL 151  



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