For the last four centuries, scientists have aimed to provide us with an understanding of the world around us. By all appearances, science has made substantial progress during this time. But is this progress real or illusory? And if it is real, how has this progress been made? This four-week course will consider these important questions. Specific topics will include how scientists generate knowledge through observations, experiments, and simulations; scientific objectivity and failures of scientific objectivity; the self-correcting nature of the scientific community; the positive and negative influences that values can have on science; the relationship between science and religion; and the role of the public in guiding the scientific enterprise.
Philosophy of ScienceUniversidade da Pensilvânia
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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.
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Principais avaliações do PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Truly fantastic course. The philosophy of science can be made wonderful and almost magical.
Great course. I learned a lot. Inevitably selective, but that¿s alright. Thank you.
Gives clear insight into "What science is... and how it is done by scientists", if you have a tendency to criticize the scientific methods, I would recommend this course.
I enjoyed this course, BUT I have completed it. And no, I didn't do assignments and there was nowhere where I could tick completed.
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