PHIL 3430 - History of Science: Newton to Einstein Course uri icon



  • Surveys the development of modern scientific thought, with an emphasis on the natural sciences, beginning with'Newton and ending with the radical and controversial implications of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.'Topics may include the rise of modern chemistry, Darwin's earth-shattering achievements in biology, the beginnings of the social sciences (and their relationship with the natural sciences), the rise of ecology and holistic science, and the philosophical interpretation of scientific method and explanation. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.