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(24 Lectures, 10 Tutorials)

The course focuses on the bearings that philosophical views had on science in different periods in history. We
consider philosophical conceptions of space, time and matter; the influence of religious views on science; the
influence of natural magic on the emergence of modern science; and the nature of scientific knowledge.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)


Course Information

  • Course Code: HPS222H1
  • Course Instructor: Joseph Berkovitz
  • Course Delivery: On Campus
  • Course Credits: 0.5 cc

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