Philosophy of Science

Course Number: 
HUL 841
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Philosophy
Credit: 
3.0

Course Objective

The major issues to be discussed in this course include: (a) scientific explanation; (b) theories of confirmation of a scientific hypothesis; (c) theoretical-observational terms/distinction; (d) problem of induction; and (e) the problems of theory choice. A survey of the historical development of the twentieth-century philosophy of science will be provided. Some historical episodes in science will be employed to gain a better understanding of the issues to be discussed.

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