Read what Fall 2019 instructor Patrick Grafton-Cardwell has to say about the course:
"Scientific practice is aimed at expanding our understanding of the world, both of what is actual and what is possible. It is also aimed at expanding our control over the natural world, over ourselves, and over each other. In this class we will try to get a better grip on what scientific thinking is and what it should be by exploring some of the following questions:
We'll get at these kinds of questions by means of philosophical writings, science fiction literature, and film, allowing both rigorous argumentation and written and visual storytelling to provide the fuel for a discussion-based community-learning environment where together we discover the philosophical foundations for scientific knowledge."