2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

PHIL 335 Philosophy of Science

An examination of the role and limits of science with special attention to the necessary role of philosophy in any scientific enterprise. Topics discussed include Kuhnian, Popperian, and verificationist approaches to science. Particular attention will be paid to the role of explanatory theories, causal laws, epistemology, and the questions that science raises for Christian belief. Prerequisite: PHL 201, 250, or 251. (Offered spring semester of odd calendar years.)