24.810 Topics in Philosophy of Science

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Topics in the foundations of science: the nature of concepts and theories, the distinction between empirical and theoretical knowledge claims, realist and instrumentalist interpretation of such claims, and the analysis of scientific explanation. The central topic varies from year to year. Subject may be taken repeatedly with the permission of instructor and advisor.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.810 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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