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Philosophy of Science - PHIL2670

Year - 2018

We will explore philosophical questions about the nature of science, such as: When does evidence count for or against a scientific theory? What does it take for a theory to be explanatory? Should we believe that our best scientific theories are true (or approximately true), or only that they are predictively successful? What does it take for a truth to count as a law of nature?

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
2x1250wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

(12 junior credit points in Philosophy) or (12 junior credit points in History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC))

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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