HPS100 Lecture 01: Introduction

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Why would anyone study history and philosophy of science (HPS)? What are some of the key questions addressed by HPS? Popular Science Mythology Why HPS? What is History of Science? Scientific Mosaic ___ Contemporary Scientific Mosaic ___ Natural, Social, and Formal Science ___ Theory, Scientific Mosaic, Scientific Change ___ Scientific Mosaic circa 1765 ___ Scientific Mosaic circa 1515 Example of Scientific Change: Theories of Free Fall ___ Free Fall in Newtonian Physics ___ Free Fall in Aristotelian Physics ___ Free Fall in General Relativity Questions of History of Science Questions of Philosophy of Science You can access the slideshow here Enroll in HPS100 Introductory History and Philosophy of Science at My name is Hakob Barseghyan. I teach history and philosophy of science at the IHPST, University of Toronto. It is my goal to help my students appreciate how fascinating both the history and philosophy of science are. HPS100 is my introductory course on history and philosophy of science; it is offered online in both Fall and Winter terms. The course is funded by University of Toronto, Online Learning Strategies () and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology () Watch in HD 1080 for the best quality.

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