History and Philosophy of Science

This course is about the study of science, its nature and fundamentals, its origins, and its place in modern politics, culture, and society. A basic understanding of how the sciences originated, how they were practiced, how they developed, and how they related to their intellectual and social contexts will be studied. The course will focus on philosophy of Biological Sciences and medicine in particular.The philosophy of science will discuss nature of science in general, what distinguishes scientific activity; how theories explain phenomenon, and the ethical problems around science.