Philosophy of Science
General Catalog Course Title:
Philosophy of Science
Terms Offered:
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Spring 2012
Summer 2011

This is a course about the epistemology of science. We will ask what makes something a scientific explanation, and what is required for observations to confirm (support) a hypothesis. We will ask how scientific models, experiments, and computer simulations are similar and different, and how scientists learn from each of these tools. We will pay particular attention to the example of climate models and simulations. Prerequisite: one course in philosophy.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.