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The purpose of this module is to help students get a better insight into what science is and what roles it plays in our society. It provides a basic introduction to the main philosophical questions concerning scientific knowledge and methodology. It surveys a variety of positions on standard philosophy of science topics, next to some newer directions. With in-class exercises of concrete case studies of scientific practice, students obtain knowledge of the debates in philosophy of science on such topics as scientific realism, feminist philosophy of science, the nature of scientific induction.

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Philosophy of science Semester 2 16/02/2023 17:24:53