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PHIL 2050 - Philosophy of Science

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: PHIL 2013 or PHIL 3013
Assessment: 2 x 2500 word essays, each worth 50% of total mark
Syllabus:

Science has a significant impact on our lives. Some have criticized it for being "reductionist" and part of a general dehumanization of society. Others argue that the sciences are our only means of avoiding the many dangers we currently face. Philosophy of Science will examine these and other central issues in the contemporary philosophy of science, including: the objectivity of science, the nature of scientific method, the status of scientific knowledge, and the character of scientific explanation. The course will also explore the general picture of reality that emerges from modern science.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20900 LE01 50 37 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
28714 LEC0 20 13 No details available
Note: Online Lecture
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20901 TU01 50 30 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room