24.810 Topics in Philosophy of Science

Class Info

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

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays in 32-D461.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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