For the last four centuries, scientists have aimed to provide us with an understanding of the world around us. By all appearances, science has made substantial progress during this time. But is this progress real or illusory? And if it is real, how has this progress been made? This four-week course will consider these important questions. Specific topics will include how scientists generate knowledge through observations, experiments, and simulations; scientific objectivity and failures of scientific objectivity; the self-correcting nature of the scientific community; the positive and negative influences that values can have on science; the relationship between science and religion; and the role of the public in guiding the scientific enterprise.
Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Great course. I learned a lot. Inevitably selective, but that¿s alright. Thank you.
Interesting information, well presented. The course gave me new ways of looking at scientific studies and research that will, I believe, make me a more sophisticated consumer of science reporting.
Very intellectually stimulating considering the relatively few hours involved.
Fantastic introduction into philosophy of science by Prof. Weisberg! Would love to see a part II of this course.
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