History & Philosophy of Science
- Dec 6, 2011: I've just posted the study guide for Exam 3 to the Learning Material page.
- Nov 23, 2011: Note the big changes that I just made to the last two weeks of the course schedule. We will now just focus on thermodynamics and philosophical issues related to this science for the remainder of the semester, instead of trying to do the nature of light debate.
- Nov 15, 2011: Since we are now through all of the primary source reading from the history of scientific thought, there will be no more weekly reading guides available. Note that this does not mean that there could not still be reading quizzes administered! Make sure that you are still doing all of the assigned reading carefully.
- Nov 4, 2011: I've just posted the study guide for Exam 2 to the Learning Material page.
- Oct 28, 2011: Check out the following video of an experiment on the moon. Will the hammer and feather hit the ground at the same time?
- Sep 21, 2011: I've just posted the study guide for Exam 1 to the Learning Material page.
- Sep 6, 2011: Here is a link to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy's entry on "Scientific Explanation." This article will give you a sense for how far the philosophy of explanation has come since Aristotle set out his four causes.
- Aug 29, 2011: Here is the link to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy's entry "Aristotle on Causality," which I mentioned in lecture as further supplementary reading on the four causes.
- Aug 18, 2011: If you use Google Calendar, you can subscribe to our course calendar by clicking on the "+" at the bottom of the calendar embedded below.
- Aug 18, 2011: Welcome to the course homepage for PHIL 3350, History and Philosophy of Science. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the site. I recommend bookmarking this site and visiting it regularly. I plan on making regular use of this announcements board, and you can also go here to collect handouts that you might have missed, download the weekly reading guides, check the course syllabus and most up-to-date version of the schedule, or see an updated course calendar.