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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PH 200 - History and Philosophy of Science

4.00 credits.
This course will cover the nature of scientific laws and explanation, the problem of induction, realism, the Quine-Duhem thesis, falsifiability, instrumentalism, Ptolemaic astronomy, Copernican astronomy, Kepler’s laws, the Aristotelian worldview, the Newtonian worldview, the special theory of relativity, the general theory of relativity, space-time structure, time travel, quantum theory, the EPR conundrum, quantum non-locality, and Bell’s theorem. The material will be presented in historical context.