Philosophy of Science
Fall 2018


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 202, 5 Washington Place

Syllabus (PDF)

Readings can be found on the class NYU Classes site

Topics for all the papers (PDF).