For the last four centuries, scientists have aimed to provide us with an understanding of the world around us. By all appearances, science has made substantial progress during this time. But is this progress real or illusory? And if it is real, how has this progress been made? This four-week course will consider these important questions. Specific topics will include how scientists generate knowledge through observations, experiments, and simulations; scientific objectivity and failures of scientific objectivity; the self-correcting nature of the scientific community; the positive and negative influences that values can have on science; the relationship between science and religion; and the role of the public in guiding the scientific enterprise.
Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Pennsylvania
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TOP REVIEWS FROM PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Quite neatly put together. The professor is a great speaker and is neutral in presenting the views. This is a must take for all budding researchers!
Although this was first first course done with this system I felt it was done extremely well. Interaction with other students was made simple.
Very intellectually stimulating considering the relatively few hours involved.
Gives clear insight into "What science is... and how it is done by scientists", if you have a tendency to criticize the scientific methods, I would recommend this course.
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