History and Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science
Scientific explanation, concepts, and models. Philosophical assumptions and criteria for theory selection, as exemplified by historical development of basic ideas in science.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPhy S 100 or instructor's consent; Phil 300.
 RecommendedPhil 201, 202.
 ProgramsContaining PHIL 423R
Course Outcomes: 


Know selected concepts, theories, figures, and texts in the history and philosophy of Western science from antiquity to the contemporary era.

Critical Reading and Writing

Practice philosophical analysis and argumentation orally and in writing; write a cogent and well-referenced research paper on the philosophy of science.


Be able to explain the practice and value of philosophy of science.