Philosophy of Science 2008 - Schedule
|22 Jan||MK, PG||Introduction and the demarcation problem past and present
||See Evolution and Intelligent Design: Perspectives and Lakatos
|29 Jan||MK||Realism and the Aim of Science I
||Karl Popper in Popper Selections, Chapters 11, 12, 17|
|5 Feb||MK||Realism and the Aim of Science II
||Karl Popper in Popper Selections, Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10|
|12 Feb||MK, PG||Constructivism and Scientific Revolutions I
||Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chapters 1-9|
|19 Feb||MK, PG
Constructivism and Scientific Revolutions II
Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chapters 10-13 and Postscript
|Paper #1 Due noon, Friday February 22|
Nelson Goodman, "The Way the World Is"
Michael Mckenna, "A Metaphysics for Krausz"
Carl Hempel, "Comments on Goodman's Wonderful Ways of Worldmaking"
||MK||Appearance and Reality in Physics||
Kosso, Appearance and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics, Chapters 1,2,8
||PG||Science and the Brain||Grobstein, "Getting It Less Wrong the Brain's Way"
Krausz, "Replies to Grobstein"
|25 March||PG||Science and Story Telling||Grobstein, "Science as Story Telling and Story Revising
|Paper #2 Due noon, Friday March 28|
||MK||Relativism and Science||
Krausz, "Mapping Relativisms"
Krausz, "Interpretation and Its Objects: A Synoptic View"
||PG||Evolution, Complexity, Emergence
Daniel Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, selections
Steven Johnson, Emergence, Introduction and Chapter 1
||PG||Emergence as a Framework for Science
||Grobstein, From Complexity to Emergence and Beyond: Towards Empirical Non-Foundationalism as a Guide to Inquiry
|22 April||PG||Multiple Paths to Non-Foundationalism
||William James, Pragmatism's Conception of Truth
Imre Lakatos, Science and Pseudoscience
Paul Feyerabend, Against Method
Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
George Lakoff, Philosophy in the Flesh
Kyle Stanford, Science, History and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives
|29 April||MK, PG, class
||Conclusions and Extensions|
|Paper #3 Due noon, Friday May 2|