PHI 031: Appraising Scientific Reasoning       

Schedule & Readings

All dates and readings are subject to change.

All readings will be made available for download on this page. Most come from Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science, 3rd. ed., edited by E. D. Klemke, which you are not required to purchase. If you prefer, you can buy the book on Amazon ($20.96 new), which offers a Kindle version ($9.59). Readings are to be completed prior to class meetings.

Week 1: What Is Science?


Week 2: Deduction, Induction, Statistics, and Probability


Week 3: Hypotheses & Laws


Week 4: High-Energy Physics, Laws and Truth


Week 5: High-Energy Physics


Week 6: High-Energy Physics