Science and Technology Studies


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Intensive exploration of some central, on-going debates in philosophy of science such as scientific realism and antirealism; the nature of scientific explanation; and the status of laws of nature.

Philosophy of Science 2

If students have not completed HPSC0004 previously, they must secure the tutor's permission.

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Course Objectives:

The course explores some recent debates in general philosophy of science, including: realism and antirealism about scientific theories, scientific explanation, laws of nature, reductionism and the unity of science. It also addresses some areas that are beyond analytical philosophy of science, such as social epistemology and pragmatism. After this course, students should possess a fairly well-rounded view of the field, as well as a set of skills that will allow them to work further on their own.

UCL Module Catalogue: Philosophy of Science 2 (HPSC0014)