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24.215 Topics in the Philosophy of Science

Prereq: One philosophy subject
Acad Year 2017-2018: Not offered
Acad Year 2018-2019: U (Spring)

12 Units. HASS-H

Close examination of a small number of issues central to recent philosophy of science, such as the demarcation problem, causal relations, laws of nature, underdetermination of theory by data, paradoxes of confirmation, scientific realism, the role of mathematics in science, elimination of bias, and the objectivity of scientific discourse.

B. Skow

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Can be repeated for credit.