Philosophy of Science Survey: Week 3

Facts, Reasoning

Back to the Syllabus


By Noon on Monday, February 1

Read and Annotate DeWitt, Ch. 3: “Empirical Facts and Philosophical/Conceptual Facts” on Perusall.

By Noon on Wednesday, February 3

Read and Annotate DeWitt, Ch. 4: “Confirming and Disconfirming Evidence and Reasoning” on Perusall.

By the end of the week

Review: lecture slides and your own notes
Watch (if interested): BBC documentary of the OPERA experiment. This is fascinating because it was produced before the finding of the errors, and you can see how different scientists reacted to the original news.