Campus adds philosophy of science emphasis

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The addition of two philosophers of science has broadened the scope of the Department of Philosophy and is making the campus a hub for exploration in the field.

Classes led by Professor Bas van Fraassen and Assistant Professor Isabelle Peschard address how researchers in scientific and mathematical fields understand and demonstrate their findings. They focus on the value and effectiveness of models ranging from modern economic forecasts and the double helix, to Galileo's vision of the solar system.

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