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HPSC3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences

This modules is running in 2012-13. Term 1

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This course explores the relationships between philosophy and physics by focusing on some of the more significant episodes in the history of modern physics: from the Newton-Leibniz controversy on the nature of space and time to relativity theory; thermodynamics and the problem of the direction of time; how quantum mechanics has changed our view of physical reality; particle physics and its impact on philosophical debates about realism and antirealism in science. September 2012. This is a module offered by UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies. For more information visit www.ucl.ac.uk/sts

Tutor: Mr Jonathan Everett (e-mail)

Teaching sessions: Term 1. Students attend two 1 hour sessions per week

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Assessment: Coursework (3,000 words) (50%), Examination (3 hours) (50%)

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