May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PHI 257 - Philosophy of Science

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
An examination of the foundations of scientific inference (induction and confirmation), the nature of scientific explanation, the structure of theories, and scientific methodology. Discussion includes the possibility of objective knowledge and the nature of scientific revolutions.

Prerequisite: PHI 102  or PHI 111 , or background in a science.
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: Fennell, Neisser, Nyden