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
I enjoyed this course very much, learning new concepts from a discipline I was a beginner. I am looking forward to know more!!
very enlightening course that can make you both open minded and analytically skeptical
This course opened me up to all sorts of perspectives and ideas that I never thought about. I was unaware of the field of the philosophy of science. I really appreciated the exposure!
Great job! Very good, but just not nearly long enough!
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