Modern culture is a culture of science and modern science is the outcome of a historical process of 2,500 years. In this course we investigate how traditional knowledge gradually acquired the characteristics of 'science': the social structure, contents, values and procedures we are familiar with. We will look at some primary chapters of this process, from antiquity to the end of the seventeenth century, and try to understand their implications to understanding contemporary science in its culture.
Unit details and rules
|History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
|12 cp from (PHIL1XXX or HSTY1XXX or HPSC1XXX or ANTH1XXX)
|Available to study abroad and exchange students
|Laura Sumrall, firstname.lastname@example.org