Philosophy 5

Fall 2003

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
5 Science and Human Understanding Bacciagaluppi TBA TBA

The philosophy of science, including also the philosophies of the special sciences (physics, biology etc.), plays a crucial role at the interface between science and philosophy (or at least it ought to!): it feeds both into science by analyzing its conceptual foundations, and into large branches of philosophy by testing their practical applications. The course will both examine general issues and concrete examples from the philosophy of physics (no special background is required).