24.215 Topics in the Philosophy of Science


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Close examination of a small number of issues central to recent philosophy of science, such as the demarcation problem, causal relations, laws of nature, underdetermination of theory by data, paradoxes of confirmation, scientific realism, the role of mathematics in science, elimination of bias, and the objectivity of scientific discourse.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.215 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by B. Skow.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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