Philosophy of Science

Term: 
Summer 2012
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
PHILOSOPHY (PHIL)
Course Number: 
PHIL 025 910
Schedule: 
Monday 3:00pm-4:35pm
Schedule: 
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:35pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 3:00pm-4:35pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 3:00pm-4:35pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

AKHUNDOV, MURAD

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

An introductory course in history and philosophy of science focused on the development of the modern scientific view of the world.  Starting with Ancient Greek science and philosophy, the course surveys the history of physics, astronomy and cosmology, examining the origin of concepts such as substance, cosmos, atom, space, time, evolution, and law of nature.  The course also covers key issues in the Philosophy of Science, including the relationship between induction and deduction, analysis and synthesis, theory and evidence, the nature of scientific explanation.  Readings will be drawn from the writings of Aristotle, Copernicus, Descartes, Newton and Einstein, as well as secondary sources.

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