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Philosophy of scientific knowledge, common knowledge, and beliefs

Introduction

This course covers the nature and development of scientific knowledge, demarcation and dynamics of scientific progress, the philosophy of science, the limits and expansion of scientific knowledge, creativity, aesthetics, and interdisciplinary influences in science, common knowledge and beliefs, and the interplay of science, philosophy, and society.

What you will learn

To develop a deep understanding of the philosophy of scientific knowledge, common knowledge, and beliefs, and to acquire the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate scientific knowledge in a sociopolitical and ethical context.

Course program

The Nature and Development of Scientific Knowledge
Demarcation and Dynamics of Scientific Progress
The Philosophy of Science
The Limits and Expansion of Scientific Knowledge
Creativity, Aesthetics, and Interdisciplinary Influences in Science
Common Knowledge and Beliefs
The Interplay of Science, Philosophy, and Society