Current Debates in Philosophy of Science (PHIL*4140) | College of Arts

Current Debates in Philosophy of Science (PHIL*4140)

Code and section: PHIL*4140*01

Term: Fall 2020

Instructor: Andrew Wayne


This course is cross-listed with PHIL*6730

Knowing “why” is a singular achievement, distinct from other scientific accomplishments. This course focuses on the philosophy of scientific explanation and related issues including reduction, emergence, idealization and modeling. The emphasis  is on contemporary work. If possible, the course will meet face-to-face Mondays 2:30 - 5:20. Whether a face-to-face meeting will be possible depends on university guidelines and student availability. Alternatively, the class will be held remotely during the same time.

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