////PH201 Revision Pack

PH201 Revision Pack

£5.00

Units Sold: 5

These are PH201 revision notes on the Philosophy of Science. There are  87 pages  in total. They cover Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14 18 and 19. This student achieved 69% for this course in the final exam.

  • Instant Email Access Link Delivery
  • Unlimited Access | Read Only
  • Manually Checked for Accuracy
  • Module and Course Specific

SKU: 17342721 Category:

Description

These are PH201 revision notes on the Philosophy of Science. There are 87 pages in total. 

Week 1, 2, 3 & 4

These notes focus on both week 1, 2, 3 & 4 of this course; Scientific realism vs. anti realism. The notes for these weeks are combined as the notions discussed are interrelated. The notes consist of class, lecture and reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. The notes first focus on conceptualizing the debate between realists and anti-realists in the scientific field and defining and identifying the main tenets of scientific realism, with specific reference and analysis of the No Miracle Argument. The notes then focus on alternatives to scientific realism – instrumentalism and more importantly empiricism. The notes conclude by addressing the debate via Kuhn’s conception of theory and paradigm change. (27 pages)

Week 11 & 12

These notes focus on both week 11 and 12; Laws of nature. The notes for both weeks are combined as the notions discussed are interrelated. The notes consist of class, lecture and reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. The notes debute with an analysis of the regularity account regarding laws of nature, with as starting point Hume’s conception of causation and specific reference to Ayer’s account. It then looks into the problems with this account. It then follows up with the analysis of the necessitarian account, with specific reference to Dretske’s account. It then attempts to address the similarities/divergences of both approaches and ultimately looks into the best systems approach, with specific reference to Mill-Ramsey-Lewis account. (19 pages)

Week 12, 13 & 14

These notes focus on weeks 12-13-14 of this course; Scientific explanation. The notes for these weeks are combined as the notions discussed are interrelated. The notes consist of class, lecture and reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. It first discusses Hempel & Oppenheim’s model of scientific explanation (DN, IS, DS models) and their problems. It then analyzes an other way to approach the question of explanation – via unification, by appeal to Kitcher’s theory as well as its pragmatic limitations. (24 pages) 

Week 18 & 19

These notes focus on both week 18 and 19 of this course; Science and Society. The notes for both weeks are combined as the notions discussed are interrelated. The notes consist of class, lecture and reading notes as well as a list of essay questions and essay plans. The notes debute with a discussion on the value-free ideal and role & the impact of values in science. It then specifically focus on feminist thought in science and its critiques of the way science has been conducted over time – empiricism, standpoint epistemology… (17 pages)

This student achieved 69% for this course in the final exam.

Additional information

Delivery

Instant Email Access Link

Licence

Unlimited Read Only Access

Pages

87

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

This website uses cookies and third party services. Ok