Philosophy of science

Philosophy of science tries to answer questions related to the foundations and methods of science. Typical questions include: How can we demarcate science from pseudoscience, religion, metaphysics, and other fields? What are the aims of science? Is scientific knowledge more reliable than other types of knowledge, and if so, why? What is the logic of testing scientific theories, and on what grounds should theories be accepted or rejected? What is a scientific explanation? How can we accurately describe scientific progress? What is the role of rationality in science?

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Last changed: Jun 01, 2016