STS 2831

STS 2831

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We will look at some central questions about the nature of scientific theory and practice. What makes a discipline a science? Does science discover the objective truth about the world? How, and why, do scientific theories change over time? To what extent do observation and experiment determine which theories we accept? What is a good scientific explanation? What are laws of nature? Does physics have a special status compared to other sciences?

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ETM-AS, KCM-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 2810

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17440 STS 2831   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person