PHIL 260: Science and Society

Science and Society

PHIL 260: Science and Society


12 credits

English 100

This course provides an introduction to the history and philosophy of science, which is mainly concerned with understanding how science has been able to generate so much knowledge about the world. Topics may include how to distinguish science from non-science, the nature of scientific theories and explanations, the relationship between theory and observation, the historical development of scientific theories, the role science plays in society, as well as some critiques of science.