Philosophy of Science Fall 2018 (8 week session)

 
The course ends tonight.  The period for signing up to do an extra module test is technically over. However, I will available by email today so you can try requesting a retake until 9PM by email. 


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lecture
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for journals
 Advised quiz
completion dates
 Module test completion dates.  
Red = Mandatory.
Black = Advised.
 Journal entry 
 due dates.
All mandatory
0 Intro  
 
1Ch 1 1  1Belief systems 9/23  
 Ch 2 2 2Descartes' Cogito 9/25  
  Ch 3 3  3Thought experiments  9/27 Module 1:  9/28 M1: 9/29
2Ch 4  4  4Varieties of induction9/30  

 Ch 5 5  5Reflective equilibrium 10/1  
  Ch 6 6 6Hume's significance 10/2 Module 2:  10/3 M2: 10/4
3 Ch 7 7 7Scientific method 10/5  
  Ch 8 8  8Deutsch on explanation10/7 Module 3:  10/8 M3: 10/9
4 Ch 9 9 9Russell on Aristotle  10/10  
  Ch 10 10 10Sagan on Eratosthenes
  10/11  
  Ch 11 11  11The Moon illusion
 10/11
 
  Ch 12 12 12Ideas of motion  1 & 2 10/12 Module 4: 10/13 M4: 10/14
5 Ch 13 13  13The power of epicycles  1 & 2 10/15  
  Ch 14 14 14Islamic astronomy (1:58-2:30) 10/16  
  Ch 15   15  15 Tycho Brahe 1 , 210/17 Module 5: 10/18 M5:  10/19
6 Ch 16   16  16Brahe and Kepler 1 & 2  10/20  
  Ch 17 17  17Galileo's telescope  10/21  
  Ch 18  18   18William Harvey10/23 Module 6: 10/24 M6: 10/25
7 Ch 19  19  19Infinite universe 10/26  
 Ch 20 20  20Newtonian physics  12 & 310/27  
  Ch 21   21 21Scientific realism10/28 Module 7: 10/29 M7: 10/30
8 Ch 22 22 22Galilean v. special relativity 1 & 210/31  
  Ch 23 23 23Implications of special relativity 1,2,311/1    

 Ch 24  24 24General relativity 1, 2, 3 & 411/2 Module 8   11/3 M8: 11/4
9 Ch 25  25 25The quantum world 123411/6  
  Ch 26   26 26EPR, Bell's inequality 1 & 211/8 Module 9  11/9 M9: 11/10
10 Ch 27  27 27Evolutionary theory  1, 211/12  
  Ch 28 28A&BEvolution of morals & religion 1, 2311/14Module 10 11/15 
 
Optional retake  11/19
 M10: 11/19

























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