The aim of this course is to present some of the basic concepts underlying modern science. Students will read classic works by Aristotle, Descartes, Galileo, Newton, and Darwin. Though many readings come from the 17th and 18th Centuries, we will also read material from the 19th and early 20th Century. We will look at different scientists' and philosophers' conceptions of how the natural world is organized, including concepts of natural kinds, laws, and causation, as well as transformations in in scientific methodology, and models of scientific theories and explanations.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumAS HUMFA HUMAR HUM
Section 01Conceptual Foundations of Modern Science
INSTRUCTOR: PlutynskiView Course Listing