Description
SCIENTIFIC CHANGE
** available as of 06/30/2021
The aim of this seminar is to examine the various attempts made by philosophers, historians, cognitive scientists and sociologists to understand the nature of historical changes in the concepts, methods and theories of the natural sciences. We will consider a range of claims regarding the causes of change, the tempo and scale of scientific change, whether scientific change entails incommensurability, and in what ways it may be progressive or degenerative
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2163
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus