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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

PHIL 360 - Philosophy of Science


Introduction to the philosophy of science, addressing such questions as: What are the methods distinctive of science? Are scientific methods more likely to lead to true theories than, say, crystal-ball-gazing? When scientists choose between rival theories, is the choice wholly rational or partly a matter of subjective taste? Are our best scientific theories approximately true descriptions of reality or merely instruments for making predictions?

Credits: 3