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Quantum inference pattern
Quantum interference pattern from phthalocyanine molecules (credit: Juffmann et al./Nature Nanotechnology)

Fall 2015

HPS222H1 Ideas in the History and Philosophy of Science – Joseph Berkovitz – Mondays 12-2

(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)

 

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