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Carole J Lee
PHIL 401
Seattle Campus

Advanced Topics in Philosophy

A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.

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Philosophy of Metascience. Scientists are often construed as performing and innovating upon the finest forms of reasoning. However, emerging work in psychology and sociology throw light on the ways in which the funding, creation, and vetting of scientific work is prone to social and cognitive bias. This course will explore the contributions, methodological limitations, and intersection of the psychology and sociology of science and analyze how the scientific study of scientific practice (otherwise known as “metascience”) should inform our normative theories of science. Readings (made available electronically) will draw from philosophy, psychology, cultural sociology, and quantitative sociology. This is a “capstone course” restricted to philosophy honors students. An add code is required. For an add code, email philadv@uw.edu. TEXT: No Textbook Required.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 11/01/2012