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Courses

Overview

Recently Offered Graduate Courses

  • 2501 Core seminar in philosophy of science
  • 2502 Core seminar in history of science I
  • 2503 Core seminar in history of science II
  • 2510 Newton's Principia
  • 2511 Genesis and Geology
  • 2517 The mechanical philosophy of the 17th century
  • 2520 Newton
  • 2522 Special topics in history of science
  • 2525 20th-century biology
  • 2526 History of relativity theory
  • 2528 Galileo
  • 2532 History of quantum theory
  • 2533 Descartes
  • 2534 General relativity and gravitation
  • 2535 Nature and laws of nature and the renaissance
  • 2536 Laws of Nature
  • 2538 Early modern philosophy of science
  • 2542 Hobbes and Spinoza
  • 2547 Aristotle's philosophy of science
  • 2553 Darwin's Origin
  • 2571 Going Molecular
  • 2590 Einstein 1905
  • 2621 Dispositions and Causal Powers
  • 2622 Recent Topics in Philosophy of Science
  • 2626 Recent Topics in Philosophy of Physics
  • 2630 Cognition & Knowledge
  • 2631 Method and Interpretation in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 2632 Philosophy of Neuroscience
  • 2633 Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • 2634 Topics in Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • 2635 Central Problems in Systems Neuroscience
  • 2640 Consciousness, Emotion, and Neuroscience
  • 2653 Models and Modeling in Science
  • 2654 19th Century of Science
  • 2659 Neurobiology and reduction
  • 2660 Causality
  • 2663 Perception
  • 2667 Philosophy of quantum mechanics
  • 2668 Topics in philosophy of biology
  • 2669 Realism
  • 2671 Models of scientific change
  • 2673 Studies in Aristotle
  • 2675 Philosophy of space and time
  • 2679 Historical perspectives in philosophy of mathematics
  • 2682 Theories of confirmation
  • 2683 Philosophy of social science
  • 2687 Epistemology of Experimental Practices
  • 2690 History and philosophy of psychology
  • 2497 Teaching practicum
  • 2902 Pre-MA directed study
  • 2990 Independent study
  • 2999 Prospectus Research
  • 3000 Dissertation research
  • 3902 Advanced directed study

Less Offered Graduate Courses

  • 2508 J. J. Gibson and Ecological Theories of Perception and cognition
  • 2509 Special Topics in the History of Philosophy of Science
  • 2515 Perspectives in History of Science
  • 2524 Experimental History and Philosophy of Science
  • 2530 Reading seminar in history of science
  • 2531 Freud and psychoanalysis
  • 2537 Historiography of science
  • 2541 Aristotle's Science and Metaphysics
  • 2543 Thomas Hobbes: Science, Psychology, Language, Mathematics, Politics and Religion
  • 2544 Understanding Aristotle's Teleology
  • 2545 Aristotle's biology
  • 2555 Aristotle’s concept of natural science
  • 2556 Aristotle's matter theory
  • 2559 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • 2560 The Molecular Revolution in Biology
  • 2562 Probability and Statistics
  • 2563 History of Medicine
  • 2565 The Gene: The Transformation and fragmentation of a Concept
  • 2567 William Harvey’s Natural Philosophy
  • 2580 Modern Cosmology
  • 2585 Evolutionary Theory
  • 2586 History, Philosophy and Systematics of Becoming Human: the underpinning of paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution
  • 2587 Evolutionary Theory II
  • 2599 Historical and Philosophical Issues in Behavioral Genetics
  • 2623 Perspectives in Philosophy of Science
  • 2624 Philosophy of Classical and Quantum Mechanics
  • 2625 Mathematics for Foundations
  • 2627 Philosophy of Physics
  • 2629 Race: Biology, Psychology, Ethics
  • 2641 Experimental Philosophy
  • 2642 Determinism
  • 2645 Topics in Philosophy of Psychology
  • 2648 Science and Philosophy in Aristotle’s Generation of Animals
  • 2649 Science & Values
  • 2650 Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • 2651 History and Philosophy of Economics
  • 2652 Recent Topics in the Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • 2657 Philosophy of Biology
  • 2658 Philosophy of medicine
  • 2665 Theory Construction in Psychology
  • 2666 Seminar On Inductive Inference
  • 2670 Topics in the sociology of knowledge
  • 2677 Foundations of Quantum Field Theory
  • 2701 Philosophy of Psychoanalysis I
  • 2672 Philosophy of biology and medicine
  • 2674 Artificial intelligence and the logic of discovery
  • 2676 Carnap and Reichenbach
  • 2680 Reading seminar in philosophy of science
  • 2684 Perceptual theory and experimentation
  • 2686 Causality in the social sciences
  • 2688 Scientific Explanation
  • 2691 Perspectives in History and Philosophy of Science
  • 2693 Philosophy of science in the humanities
  • 2697 Knowledge Representation
  • 2699 Experiment and Scientific Practice
  • 2720 Pragmatism
  • 2904 MA Thesis Research

Recently Offered Undergraduate Courses

  • 0410 Einstein for Everyone: Modern Science and its Surprise
  • 0427 Myth and Science: cross-listed with CLASS 0330
  • 0430 Galileo and the creation of modern science
  • 0437 Darwinism
  • 0515 Magic, Medicine, and Science: cross-listed with HIST 0089
  • 0517 Thinking about the Environment
  • 0605 The Nature of Emotions
  • 0610 Causal Reasoning
  • 0611 Principles of Scientific Reasoning
  • 0612 Mind and Medicine
  • 0613 Morality and Medicine
  • 0621 Problem Solving: How Science Works
  • 0623 Explanations of Humans and Society
  • 0630 Science and Pseudoscience
  • 0633 Science, Philosophy, and Public Policy
  • 1531 Man and the Cosmos in the European Renaissance
  • 1600 Philosophy and the Rise of Modern Science: cross-listed with PHIL 1600
  • 1605 Aesthetics and Science
  • 1612 Philosophy of 20th Century Physics
  • 1616 Artificial Intelligence and the Philosophy of Science
  • 1620 Philosophy of Biology: cross-listed with PHIL 1650
  • 1627 Living with Technology
  • 1653 Seminar in Philosophy of Science
  • 1660 Paradox: cross-listed with PHIL 1660
  • 1670 Philosophy of Neuroscience: cross-listed with PHIL 1670
  • 1690 Topics in Philosophy of Science: cross-listed with PHIL 1690
  • 1702 Junior/Senior Seminar for HPS Undergraduate Majors

Less Offered Undergraduate Courses

  • 0419 Revolutions and Revolutionaries
  • 0437 Darwinsim and its Critics
  • 0545 Space-Time-Matter: Antiquity to the 20th Century
  • 0546 Space-Time-Matter Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0545; 1 credit.
  • 0547 Space-Time-Matter Writing Practicum: co-requisite HPS 0545; 0 credits.
  • 0614 Mind and Medicine Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0612; offered Fall Term; 1 credit.
  • 0615 Mind and Medicine Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0612; 0 credits.
  • 0620 Science and Religion: cross-listed with PHIL 0840; UHC
  • 0624 Explanations of Humans and Society Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0623; 1 credit.
  • 0625 Explanations of Humans and Society Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0623; 0 credits.
  • 0626 Development of Modern Biology
  • 0634 Science, Philosophy, and Public Policy Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0633; 0 credits.
  • 0635 Science, Philosophy, and Public Policy Writing Practicum: co-requisite: HPS 0633; 1 credit.
  • 1407 Einstein
  • 1410 Change, Progress, and Ideology
  • 1502 Astrology and Witchcraft
  • 1508 Classics in the History of Science
  • 1600 Philosophy and the Rise of Modern Science: cross-listed with PHIL 1600
  • 1610 Philosophy of Anthropology: cross-listed with PHIL 1630, ANTH 1710
  • 1615 Philosophy of Social Science
  • 1625 Philosophy of Medicine
  • 1682 Freedom and Determinism
  • 1703 Writing Workshop for HPS Undergraduate Majors
  • 1800 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science
  • 1901 Independent Study: registration by permission from department only; may be taken as UHC; variable credits 1-6.

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