Philosophy 125: Philosophy of Science Schedule (Online)



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1 Ch 1Belief SystemsLecture 1 
  Ch 2Descartes' CogitoLecture 2 
  Ch 3Thought Experiments 1 & 2   Lecture 3 Module 1:  2/9
2 Ch 4Varieties of Induction Lecture 4 

 Ch 5Reflective Equilibrium Lecture 5 
  Ch 6Hume's Significance Lecture 6 Module 2:  2/16
3 Ch 7Scientific Method Lecture 7 
  Ch 8Deutsch on Explanation Lecture 8 Module 3:  2/23
4 Ch 9Russell on Aristotle Lecture 9 
  Ch 10Sagan on Eratosthenes
   Lecture 10 
  Ch 11The Moon Illusion
   Lecture 11
  Ch 12Ideas of Motion  1 & 2   Lecture 12 Module 4:  3/2
5 Ch 13The Power of Epicycles  1 & 2     Lecture 13 
  Ch 14Islamic Astronomy 1 , 2 & 3  Lecture 14 
  Ch 15Tycho Brahe  Lecture 15 Module 5:  3/9
6 Ch 16Brahe and Kepler 1 & 2    Lecture 16 
  Ch 17Galileo's Telescope (first 20 min.)  Lecture 17 
  Ch 18Scientific Revolution  Lecture 18 Module 6:  3/16
7 Ch 19Infinite Universe  Lecture 19 
  Ch 20Newtonian Physics 1 (to 13.25), 2 & 3    Lecture 20 
  Ch 21Scientific Realism   Lecture 21 Module 7   3/23
8 Ch 22Newtonian Problems 1, 2, & 3      Lecture 22 
  Ch 23Special relativity 1,2,3 (optional 456)    Lecture 23 Module 8  4/13  
9 Ch 24General relativity 1, 2, 3 & 4    Lecture 24 
  Ch 25The quantum world 1, 2,& 3    Lecture 25 
  Ch 26EPR, Bell's Inequality 1 & 2    Lecture 26 Module 9  4/27
10 Ch 27 Evolutionary theory  1, 2    Lecture 27 
  Ch 28Evolution of morals & religion 1, 23    Lecture 28 A
    Lecture 28 B
 Module 10  5/16


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