- Science: Past and Present
- Example 1: Evolutionary Theory
- Example 2: Aging the Universe
- Example 3: Climate Change
- Example 4: A Theory of Mind
- Diverse Subjects, Common Methods
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
The ‘Philosophy of Science’ online course is developed and offered on the online education platform Coursera by the University of Pennsylvania. The course study is about the fundamental philosophy and techniques of the domain of sciences and the process involved with scientific observations and experiments. The course curriculum will take twelve hours to complete the program.
The intermediate level online program enables the students to learn about objectivity and the effectiveness of the experiments and the result analysis of the scientific methods and experiments by scientists. The course educator for the program is the professor and chair of the Pennslyvania university Michael Weisberg.
The ‘Philosophy of Science’ training program enables the students to access the course with subtitles in different languages and the candidates are provided with the financial aid that helps them in payment of the course fee. The students receive the course certificate after completing the online program.
- Online mode
- Twelve hours course
- Flexible deadlines
- Intermediate level program
- Expert guidance
- Financial assistance
- Course certificate
- Subtitles in French, Portuguese, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, English, Spanish
- Lectures. course modules
- Financial aid
- Course certificate
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
The ‘Philosophy of Science’ certification course is available free for the students and for the certificate and extended access, the students will have to pay for the course curriculum.
Philosophy of Science fee structure
|Description||Amount in INR|
|Course Fee||Rs. 2,116/-|
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The ‘Philosophy of Science’ online certification course is designed for individuals who are interested in knowing about the philosophy behind the scientific methods and techniques which enable them to gain knowledge and understanding of everything around them.
Certificate qualifying details
The students interested in receiving the ‘Philosophy of Science’ course certificate should complete the course and pay for the course certificate.
What you will learn
The ‘Philosophy of Science’ curriculum is developed to ensure the development of skills and knowledge of the scientific concepts and philosophy behind the processes involved in the domain of science.
- The knowledge acquisition of scientists through experiments, simulation, and observation is studied.
- The aspect of objectivity in science is described with the analysis of consequences of scientific concepts and techniques.
- The function of the connection of religion and science with the public’s role in influencing the scientific domain.
The students who wish to apply for the ‘Philosophy of Science’ training program can register online through the Coursera website.
Step 1: Using the link below get to the course page on the official website,
Step 2: Click on the ‘Enroll for free’ button on the course page.
Step 3: Choose between the audit mode or the paid version and click continue.
Step 4: Enter the relevant information to complete the enrollment.
Filling the form
The registration form requires students to fill in their name, email address, and phone number, or they can avoid entering this information and can sign in using their Google or Facebook ID.
Week 1: Introduction and Core Examples
- Week 1 Readings
- Week 1 Quiz
Week 2: Scientific methods
- Intro to Scientific Empiricism
- A Grounding in Observation
- Straight Observation
- Observation with Telescopes
- Practicing to Observe
- Making Observation More Efficient
- Mill’s Methods
- Isolating and Creating Phenomena
- The Logic of Experiments
- Simulations: Empirical and Reliable?
- Reliable Detection
- Week 2 Readings
- Week 2 Quiz
Week 3: Scientific Objectivity
- The Power of Collective Knowledge
- Defining Scientific Objectivity
- Mechanisms of Scientific Objectivity
- Shedding Bias and Approaching Truth
- Failures of Objectivity
- Science, Pseudoscience, and Uncertainty
- Week 3 Reading
- Week 3 Quiz
Week 4: Values in Science
- Science in the Political Arena
- Should Science Be Value-Free?
- Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
- Cultivating Scientific Skepticism
- Week 4 Reading
- Week 4 Quiz
The students of the course on ‘Philosophy of Science’ by Coursera are provided with the financial aid to support them in paying the course fee. The students have to apply through the ‘Financial Aid’ link on the course page and after the approval of the application, they will receive a notification from Coursera.
How it helps
The ‘Philosophy of Science’ certification program helps the students in skill development and in gaining a detailed understanding of the techniques and strategies associated with the philosophy behind the scientific experiments and observations. The students will receive a course certificate after completing the course and financial support for those who can’t afford to pay the course fee.
Dr Michael Weisberg
The course on ‘Philosophy of Science’ is developed and offered by the University of Pennsylvania.
The course study can be completed in twelve hours.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
You can apply through the ‘Financial Aid’ link provided on the course page and after the application gets approved you will be notified through the website.
Yes, the course can be accessed online free of cost but for the certification and graded assignments, the students will have to pay the course fee.
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