(Pro-seminar: required for all students in their first term)
The course syllabus will change from year-to-year.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of current issues in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. The History of Science and the Philosophy of Science often operate at a distant remove from one another. We have chosen to emphasis the integration between them. The course is divided into a series of contemporary issues, each of which is addressed by both historians and philosophers of science. Our objectives will be not just to understand each of these issues in its own domain, but to seek to find common ground between them. You will be asked to read the material in advance and come prepared each week to discuss it.