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PHIL 330 - Philosophy of Science


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 0
Credits: 3

Description: Philosophical investigation into the character of empirical scientific thought and practices: measures of confirmation; empirical success; theory ladenness of observation; scientific rationality and the aims of science; the inference from empirical success to truth; the logic of explanation; the character of natural laws; levels of theorizing and intertheoretic reduction; the ideal of objectivity and the place of extra-scientific values in theory appraisal. No special background required.



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