Chevron Left
Retour à Philosophy of Science

Avis et commentaires pour d'étudiants pour Philosophy of Science par Université de Pennsylvanie

149 évaluations
59 avis

À propos du cours

For the last four centuries, scientists have aimed to provide us with an understanding of the world around us. By all appearances, science has made substantial progress during this time. But is this progress real or illusory? And if it is real, how has this progress been made? This four-week course will consider these important questions. Specific topics will include how scientists generate knowledge through observations, experiments, and simulations; scientific objectivity and failures of scientific objectivity; the self-correcting nature of the scientific community; the positive and negative influences that values can have on science; the relationship between science and religion; and the role of the public in guiding the scientific enterprise....

Meilleurs avis

19 févr. 2020

Interesting information, well presented. The course gave me new ways of looking at scientific studies and research that will, I believe, make me a more sophisticated consumer of science reporting.

26 févr. 2020

This course opened me up to all sorts of perspectives and ideas that I never thought about. I was unaware of the field of the philosophy of science. I really appreciated the exposure!

Filtrer par :

26 - 50 sur 59 Avis pour Philosophy of Science

par Varsha M

31 oct. 2021

Truly fantastic course. The philosophy of science can be made wonderful and almost magical.

par Mucho M

24 juin 2020

Great experience! The course enlightened my approach in the way I think about science.


15 août 2020

This course changed my mind about Science. It was a great investment.

par Edgar G

5 mars 2020

A great introduction to the basis and the actual practice of science.

par Keith S A

6 mars 2020

Great job! Very good, but just not nearly long enough!

par bassam1010

26 juin 2020

An excellent crash course in the philosophy of science

par Vivien R

25 janv. 2021

I'd recommend this course to any scientist.

par Wolfgang W

1 déc. 2021

Excellent content and awesome presentation

par Richard D V

18 août 2020

This is a great course in Science. Thanks.

par Xiomara N

5 mai 2020

I loved this course and all the material.

par Philip W

27 févr. 2020

i am looking forward to more training!

par Laura G

18 mai 2020

Very interesting. I loved to do it.

par K.M S U

4 août 2021

It was a great course.

par Zheng X S

2 déc. 2021

Excelente. Gracias.

par Manjunath m s

24 janv. 2022

excellent course

par Tauseef R

18 janv. 2022

Fantastic course

par Alan R P M

25 oct. 2021

simply excelent

par Keyana H

28 mai 2021

great course

par Charlotte d V

27 févr. 2020

Thank you!

par Edgar H C L

12 sept. 2020


par Harris C

29 févr. 2020

Well structured course, Prof. Weisberg's videos were clear, articulate, Vanessa of the teaching staff was very supportive, encouraging, and engaged in participants' comments. I wish there could have been some opportunity to contrast other lines of inquiry about the world in which we live, broadly speaking "the arts," which I think could help us better understand the inquiry about the "the sciences." To carry this a bit further, the legal system has elements of the scientific inquiry (e.g., "peer review" via jury, rules of evidence, cross examination) yet it isn't, and perhaps shouldn't be "scientific. And what are the structure and rules of inquiry in a subject such as history that allow "truth" to be discovered? I present these points also to indicate that this course got me thinking.

par Lauri E

20 juil. 2020

The course was very well done: the lectures were coherent, concise, and well articulated, the readings were interesting but easy to grasp. Perhaps the quizzes were a bit too easy, and in a weird way detailed, asking about very small specifics at times. Naturally, a course like this can only scratch the surface of the topic, but at least I feel I myself got some new tools to dig deeper into the world of philosophy of science.

par Nicholas J

14 juin 2021

Four and one-half stars. The course work was simple and well presented, as were the lectures. One of the exams included duplicate answers and another had a grammatical error, but it was easy enough to figure out the answers. I really appreciated the assignment, finding it both challenging and accessible. Thanks to The University of Pennsylvania for putting out this program!

par Paul T

1 mars 2020

I found the material of the course very interesting as I have a background in physics and astronomy. The discussion on bias and methods for reducing it was well done.

I did have difficulty navigating the course material at times. It did not feel very intuitive to me, but I caught on after a while.

Thanks you for an over-all good experience.

par Arun V

26 févr. 2021

This was a very brief overview of a few key concepts in the philosophy of science. However, the course doesn't go into any significant detail at all. It has nonetheless whetted my appetite for further reading on the topic, to which there is no substitute in philosophy.