Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 381: Philosophy of Science

PHIL 381: Philosophy of Science

The Generic Catalog Description

Reading and discussion of selected texts from classical and contemporary philosophers and scientists. The theories and nature of scientific methods; the metaphysical foundation of science.

PHIL 381: Philosophy of Science

James Harrington

In this course we will examine most of the classic issues in philosophy of science through the lens of debates about the nature of space and time. Topics include: the structure and content of physical theories, the nature of justification, and the nature of explanation.

Required text: Lawrence Sklar, Space, Time and Spacetime.