Featured Course: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning


Ever wonder why certain things happen, or how your mind reaches certain conclusions?

Do we begin with a hypothesis and explore options to reach a conclusion? Deductive reasoning. Or do we start with what we see around us, drawing patterns from observations and using those trends to make a generalization? Inductive reasoning.

This winter, explore the various ways to address these questions and learn how people reason their way through complex issues.

PHIL 248: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning, provides you with an opportunity to delve into the central issues of deductive reasoning; inductive reasoning; the nature of science and its evolution; as well as an analysis of the roles that models, predictions, and evidence play in justifying scientific theories.

PHIL 248 is a hybrid course that meets twice a week (with a significant amount of work completed online) and fulfills the Arts and Humanities GEP.

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