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PHIL 560A 001 (Seminar)

Philosophy of Science - PHIL OF SCIENCE

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon14:0017:00
Instructor: STEPHENS, CHRISTOPHER


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:11
Currently Registered:14
General Seats Remaining:11
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  The Evolution of Rationality: Does natural selection favour rational or reliable beliefs? We will examine the debate between those who think selection favours rational or reliable belief formation and those who have been skeptical of any such connection. To do this, we'll look at some models of the evolution of the emotions, moral psychology and religious belief, since some argue that these are sources of irrationality. En passant, we'll consider some general issues in philosophy of biology about the strength of natural selection and how evolutionary hypotheses are tested. COVID-19 notice: The course will likely be online and class lecture and discussion will occur synchronously (Mondays, 14:00 - 17:00).

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.