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PHL 312 - History and Philosophy of Science


At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

Nature of science; major revolutions in science, especially the Copernican-Newtonian revolution in astronomy and physics in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Descartes, Harvey and Newton. Darwinian revolution and the philosophy of the social sciences. Nontechnical; for non-scientists as well as science students. Graded ABCDE



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