PHIL 223

Introduction to Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Philosophical issues in and raised by research in the social sciences. Topics may include: What is supposed to be scientific about the social sciences? How do the social sciences differ from the natural sciences and from the humanities? What makes a phenomenon "social"? Are some approaches and methodologies more suited to social investigation than others? Is objectivity possible or desirable in the study of social phenomena?

Undergraduate course in Philosophy offered by the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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