Philosophical questions about the nature of science. Topics include the aim of science, the rationality of scientific change, the nature of evidence and confirmation, reductionism and the unity of science, and the role of values in science.
Students entering 2012 or after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies one half of the Religion and Philosophy distribution requirement.
(Not offerred 2015-16)