Claire C McLauchin
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Philosophy of Science
- By: Jeffrey L. Kasser, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Jeffrey L. Kasser
- Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
- Original Recording
What makes science science? Why is science so successful? How do we distinguish science from pseudoscience? This exciting inquiry into the vigorous debate over the nature of science covers important philosophers such as Karl Popper, W. V. Quine, Thomas Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, Imre Lakatos, Carl Hempel, Nelson Goodman, and Bas van Fraassen.
- By Claire C McLauchin on 06-24-15
I'm a physics grad student and never had the time to formally take any philosophy classes, let alone specifically on the philosophy of science, but getting into my work made me want to have a philosophical framework through which I could see everything I was doing. I wanted to understand what made science, science, so I could put my research in a broader context. This class, which was brilliantly written and spoken, helped me get glimpses of many different bodies of thought and gave me enough of a framework to develop a personal philosophy. Everything is very well explained with an well thought out historical narrative throughout.
All in all, I cannot recommend this series enough. I loved it and I'm sure you will too if you're anywhere near my shoes.
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