2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    
    Nov 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 230 - Science in Its Cultural Setting


Credits: 4
A study of the structure and justification of scientific theory and of the activities of scientists engaged in theory development. A theoretical component of the course concerns the logical processes of theory acceptance and rejection. That component is fleshed out in historical study of theory development in one or two notable episodes in the history of science, such as the Copernican revolution in astronomy or the development of Darwinian theory in biology.

Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy, or one course in natural science, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Requirements: CL, SP.