This course is intended to cover the Philosophy of Science Final Honour Schools paper (paper 124 and part A of paper 106), set by the University of Oxford.

The course was most recently given during Michaelmas Term 2017.

Topic 1: Logical positivism/empiricism

Topic 2: Problems of induction

Topic 3: Popper’s falsificationism

Topic 4: Kuhn’s normal and revolutionary science

Topic 5: Probability and Bayesianism

Topic 6: Scientific realism and anti-realism

Topic 7: Laws of nature

Topic 8: Scientific explanation