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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 321 - Philosophy of Science

2018-2019 Catalog Year:

In a scientifically and technologically based culture can one afford to be ignorant of the structure of science? Do the last three centuries of scientific work suggest that science has a unique grip on the way to gain knowledge? What is the rationality of science? This course addresses the need to understand the claims to knowledge that scientists make and examines the structure and function of scientific laws and theories and the way they are related to experiments.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and one of the following PHL 111 OR 220 OR 236 OR 296, or instructor permission.
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3