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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 2301 [0.5 credit]

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Philosophical issues arising out of the attempt to understand the world scientifically. Topics may include: scientific methodology, revolution, observation, explanation, causation, induction, reduction, the difference between natural and social scientific understanding, realism, instrumentalism, constructivism.
Prerequisite: a course in philosophy or second-year standing.

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