Modern Philosophy: The evolution of science

Modern science is humankind’s most productive way of understanding the world. Before scientists could hope to give us hyperloops and space elevators, however, their field's fundamental structure and conceptual commitments had to be worked out. This course examines that philosophical background of modern science .

Topics covered include:

  • Empiricism and its discontents
  • The loss of substance in scientific discourse
  • Concepts of space and time
  • Ethics and science after Hume

Sample syllabus