WIOX 365 Philosophy: Philosophy of Science and Social Sciences

A) The nature of theories; scientific observation and method; scientific explanation; the interpretation of laws and probability; rationality and scientific change; major schools of philosophy of science. B) Social meaning; individualism; rationality; rational choice theory; the explanation of social action; prediction and explanation in economics; historical explanation; ideology. Prerequisites: Philosophy 101 or 102, or WIOX 361 or 362. Lectures: HT. Tutorials: HT or TT.