Philosophy of Science
Spring 2017


What is science? How does it work? When it works, what kind of knowledge does it provide? Is there a scientific method? How do experiments provide evidence for theories? What is the nature of scientific explanation? How does the social organization of science contribute, if at all, to its success?

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30 AM, in Room 102, 19 West 4th Street

Readings can be found on the class NYU Classes site, once it is published

Syllabus (PDF)

Topics for all the papers (PDF).