T PHIL 364
Study of one or more current topics in philosophy of science such as scientific realism, explanation, confirmation, causation. Can not be taken if T PHIL 363 already taken. Prerequisite: one T PHIL course.
In this course students will be exposed to key issues in the philosophy of science through the lens of theoretical and practical psychiatry. Those issues will include ontology, classification, theory choice, explanation, reductionism, the value-ladenness of science and its susceptibility to corruption by special interests.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
From mostly discussion to mostly lecture, depending on enrollment.
Some previous engagement with college-level science, philosophy or psychology strongly encouraged. Intellectual curiosity and scholarly discipline both big pluses.
Class assignments and grading
Mix of medium length papers and short reading responses.
Papers and participation.