|COURSE NUMBER:||PHIL 334|
|COURSE TITLE:||Philosophy of the Sciences|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Jeff Dudiak, Dr. Chris Peet, Dr. Brian Martin|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||The meaning and nature of science will be examined by
means of a multidisciplinary dialogue. Students will be invited to
understand the sciences in relation to each other, to the world, and to
their faith commitments.
Prerequisites: PHIL 230
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||Through selective readings, lively class discussion and shared experiences of students and instructors we will examine science and explore possible meanings of "philosophy of science". The course will demand effort - some of the papers and topics will be subtle and challenging. The end goal is acquire a better understanding of the knowledge claims made by science, how this shapes and is in turn shaped by modernculture(s) and to do this all within a tradition of Christian scholarship.|
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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