PHIL 450/550 SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
CRN: 21259 & 21260
Course Schedule: Thu 10:40-13:30
Instructors: Gürol Irzık and Faik Kurtulmuş
Knowledge, and especially scientific knowledge, is essential for human flourishing, democratic rule and just legislation. Thus, the well-functioning of the institutions that have a crucial role in the production and dissemination of knowledge, and in ensuring that people have the capability to assimilate what is disseminated by providing them with the necessary educational background and intellectual skills is very important. This course aims to study these institutions from both a philosophical and social-scientific perspective and explore the two-way interaction between science and society.
The topics covered include