Description
SCIENTIFIC METHODS AND DISCOVERY
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course will examine the rich history of attempts to describe the methods of science and the processes of scientific discovery. We may consider, seventeen century defenses of inductivism, nineteenth century attempts to codify Newtonian methods by Herschel, Whewell, and Mill , twentieth century empirico-logical methods, and twenty-first century data-driven and automated methodologies. We will consider whether and how processes of discovery and innovation can be captured by such methodological investigations.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2162
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus