PHIL 250 – Epistemology and Metaphysics - POST

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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
PHIL 381* – Philosophy of the Natural Sciences (2006)
J. Mozersky
First essay topics:
1. Explain and evaluate the positivist account of the nature of science.
2. Explain and evaluate Popper’s position on the demarcation between science and
non-science.
3. Does Kuhn provide an adequate account of the nature of science? Why/Why not?
4. Is Lakatos’ view on the nature of science convincing? Explain your answer.
5. Explain and evaluate the Deductive-Nomological view of scientific explanation.
Notes:
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Essays should be 5-6 pages in length (typed, double spaced, 12 pt font).
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Due date: Feb. 9th, 2006
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Either hand your essays to me in class or else place them in the Philosophy
Department Essay Drop Box before 4:30 p.m. on the due date.
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Late penalty: –5% per working day late (weekends = 1 day).
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