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

PH 213 - Philosophy of Science

4.00 credits.
Fundamental issues in the philosophy of science, such as the nature of scientific laws and explanation, the problem of induction, realism and anti-realism, and scientific progress will be treated. We will concern ourselves with questions such as: What claims are we justified in making within science? Do our best scientific theories give us a literally true account of the whole universe or an approximately true account? Are the entities studied by science really “out there in the world,” or are they merely convenient fictions?