PHIL 315 Philosophy of Science


In Philosophy of Science (and nature) we will examine key questions and central issues in the different ways we can develop knowledge about the world: what is science? what is nature? what is knowledge?  how ought we to evaluate the veracity of our knowledge?  what are the implications of different approaches to the ways in which we understand our status as human beings, the natural world, and the relationships between humans and nature? We will consider the historical development of what we have come to understand as modern science and contemporary debates in the philosophy of science.