HPSC4101 - Philosophy of Science

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Honours Coordinator

One 2 hour seminar per week, individual consultation.
Assessment: 5000 wd essay (50%) Seminar presentation (50%)

Seminar will be held in the HPS Common Room Level 3 Carslaw Building


In this course we explore a range of issues from within the philosophy of physics, specifically on the role of symmetries in conceptual problems in physics. We focus on the interpretation of the theories physics provides, examining how these theories might describe our world and how the presence of symmetries can cause problems. The course will assume some basic mathematical literacy, but most technical matters will be introduced in class.
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