Fall 2003

Professor: P.D. Magnus

T Th 10:00--11:25, Edward Pols House conference room

My office hours Wednesday and Friday 10:00-11:00. I would also be glad to meet to discuss the course at other times.

In this course, we'll explore important questions about the relationship between science and society: What sort of social organization makes for the most productive science? What sort of science yields the most benefit for society at large? Should science set its own agenda, or should it be guided by our social aspirations? Readings will include recent and classic papers in philosophy and science studies.