19. Feb. 2020
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.
26. Feb. 2020
This course opened me up to all sorts of perspectives and ideas that I never thought about. I was unaware of the field of the philosophy of science. I really appreciated the exposure!
von Harris C•
29. Feb. 2020
Well structured course, Prof. Weisberg's videos were clear, articulate, Vanessa of the teaching staff was very supportive, encouraging, and engaged in participants' comments. I wish there could have been some opportunity to contrast other lines of inquiry about the world in which we live, broadly speaking "the arts," which I think could help us better understand the inquiry about the "the sciences." To carry this a bit further, the legal system has elements of the scientific inquiry (e.g., "peer review" via jury, rules of evidence, cross examination) yet it isn't, and perhaps shouldn't be "scientific. And what are the structure and rules of inquiry in a subject such as history that allow "truth" to be discovered? I present these points also to indicate that this course got me thinking.
von Lauri E•
20. Juli 2020
The course was very well done: the lectures were coherent, concise, and well articulated, the readings were interesting but easy to grasp. Perhaps the quizzes were a bit too easy, and in a weird way detailed, asking about very small specifics at times. Naturally, a course like this can only scratch the surface of the topic, but at least I feel I myself got some new tools to dig deeper into the world of philosophy of science.
von Nicholas J•
14. Juni 2021
Four and one-half stars. The course work was simple and well presented, as were the lectures. One of the exams included duplicate answers and another had a grammatical error, but it was easy enough to figure out the answers. I really appreciated the assignment, finding it both challenging and accessible. Thanks to The University of Pennsylvania for putting out this program!
von Paul T•
1. März 2020
I found the material of the course very interesting as I have a background in physics and astronomy. The discussion on bias and methods for reducing it was well done.
I did have difficulty navigating the course material at times. It did not feel very intuitive to me, but I caught on after a while.
Thanks you for an over-all good experience.
von Arun V•
26. Feb. 2021
This was a very brief overview of a few key concepts in the philosophy of science. However, the course doesn't go into any significant detail at all. It has nonetheless whetted my appetite for further reading on the topic, to which there is no substitute in philosophy.
von Sophie A•
16. Mai 2020
Great for scientist who are new to philosophy. The lecturer is fantastic, he's very inspiring and successfully inspires you to read and learn more about philosophy. Be prepared to begin questioning everything you hold as true.
von Broney J•
11. Juli 2020
Gives clear insight into "What science is... and how it is done by scientists", if you have a tendency to criticize the scientific methods, I would recommend this course.
von Masoud H A•
17. Nov. 2020
Enjoyed doing the course and certainly have learned a few principles related to the Philosophy of Science.
von James W M•
21. Feb. 2020
Very intellectually stimulating considering the relatively few hours involved.
von Victoria F•
20. Okt. 2020
a good course for undergrad students, well put together and entertaining.
von Rohit P J•
22. Juni 2021
course was great. but the certificate has a cropped signature. so only 3 stars.
von Saeed E•
12. Mai 2021
The course did not go deep enough
von Anderson M W•
16. Juli 2021
It would be nice if the instructor hadn't used so many sublty politically motivated examples. Perhaps he is so biased that he doesn't even see the problem. I'm alienated. It's a pity because this should be a course that teaches one to be objective, something that the instructor clearly isn't. How he clinged to the chair of a department of an Ivy League university is an example of how our universities have long ago abandoned the pursuit of truth.
von saritha p•
24. Sep. 2021