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學生對 宾夕法尼亚大学 提供的 Philosophy of Science 的評價和反饋

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For the last four centuries, scientists have aimed to provide us with an understanding of the world around us. By all appearances, science has made substantial progress during this time. But is this progress real or illusory? And if it is real, how has this progress been made? This four-week course will consider these important questions. Specific topics will include how scientists generate knowledge through observations, experiments, and simulations; scientific objectivity and failures of scientific objectivity; the self-correcting nature of the scientific community; the positive and negative influences that values can have on science; the relationship between science and religion; and the role of the public in guiding the scientific enterprise....



Interesting information, well presented. The course gave me new ways of looking at scientific studies and research that will, I believe, make me a more sophisticated consumer of science reporting.


This course opened me up to all sorts of perspectives and ideas that I never thought about. I was unaware of the field of the philosophy of science. I really appreciated the exposure!


26 - Philosophy of Science 的 45 個評論(共 45 個)

創建者 Edgar G


A great introduction to the basis and the actual practice of science.

創建者 Keith S A


Great job! Very good, but just not nearly long enough!

創建者 bassam1010


An excellent crash course in the philosophy of science

創建者 Viv R


I'd recommend this course to any scientist.

創建者 Richard D V


This is a great course in Science. Thanks.

創建者 Xiomara N


I loved this course and all the material.

創建者 Philip W


i am looking forward to more training!

創建者 Laura G


Very interesting. I loved to do it.

創建者 Charlotte d V


Thank you!

創建者 Edgar H C L



創建者 Harris C


Well structured course, Prof. Weisberg's videos were clear, articulate, Vanessa of the teaching staff was very supportive, encouraging, and engaged in participants' comments. I wish there could have been some opportunity to contrast other lines of inquiry about the world in which we live, broadly speaking "the arts," which I think could help us better understand the inquiry about the "the sciences." To carry this a bit further, the legal system has elements of the scientific inquiry (e.g., "peer review" via jury, rules of evidence, cross examination) yet it isn't, and perhaps shouldn't be "scientific. And what are the structure and rules of inquiry in a subject such as history that allow "truth" to be discovered? I present these points also to indicate that this course got me thinking.

創建者 Lauri E


The course was very well done: the lectures were coherent, concise, and well articulated, the readings were interesting but easy to grasp. Perhaps the quizzes were a bit too easy, and in a weird way detailed, asking about very small specifics at times. Naturally, a course like this can only scratch the surface of the topic, but at least I feel I myself got some new tools to dig deeper into the world of philosophy of science.

創建者 Paul T


I found the material of the course very interesting as I have a background in physics and astronomy. The discussion on bias and methods for reducing it was well done.

I did have difficulty navigating the course material at times. It did not feel very intuitive to me, but I caught on after a while.

Thanks you for an over-all good experience.

創建者 Arun V


This was a very brief overview of a few key concepts in the philosophy of science. However, the course doesn't go into any significant detail at all. It has nonetheless whetted my appetite for further reading on the topic, to which there is no substitute in philosophy.

創建者 Sophie A


Great for scientist who are new to philosophy. The lecturer is fantastic, he's very inspiring and successfully inspires you to read and learn more about philosophy. Be prepared to begin questioning everything you hold as true.

創建者 Broney J


Gives clear insight into "What science is... and how it is done by scientists", if you have a tendency to criticize the scientific methods, I would recommend this course.

創建者 Masoud H A


Enjoyed doing the course and certainly have learned a few principles related to the Philosophy of Science.

創建者 James W M


Very intellectually stimulating considering the relatively few hours involved.

Tough quizes!

創建者 Victoria F


a good course for undergrad students, well put together and entertaining.

創建者 Saeed E


The course did not go deep enough