PHIL 160 A: Why Do We Believe in Quarks, Evolution, and Other Crazy Things? Perspectives on Science, Reason, and Reality

Meeting Time: 
MWF 8:00am - 9:20am
Location: 
SAV 168
SLN: 
20879
Instructor:
Olin Robus

Additional Details:

What is science, and what (if anything) makes it special? How do scientists justify their claims, and why should we believe them? In this course we'll examine a variety of answers to these and other questions about science, using examples from the history of science.

TEXT: Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Peter Godfrey-Smith.

Catalog Description: 
Study of how scientific theories are justified and why they are accepted, using selected examples from the history of science.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Natural World (NW)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:07pm