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PHIL505 CONFIRMATION OF SCIENTIFIC THEORIES I

Course Code: 2410505
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The hypothetico-deductive, Bayesian, and bootstrapping models of theory confirmation. Importance of idealizations and approximations for confirmation in science. The problem of old evidence.