Jul 20, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SGBN 343 - What is Scientific Objectivity?

4.00 credit hours
(Same as: SGBS 343 .) The current notion of objectivity emerged in the mid-nineteenth century sciences. Students chart the emergence of this notion and the vision of the world it makes possible. At stake in discussions of objectivity are the questions “what is reality composed of?” and “what is its relation to us?” Is it lying there waiting to be known, is it constructed, is it made up of things-in-themselves or things behind the phenomena? Can being and knowledge be separated? These are some of the questions students entertain in this course.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, Ethical Dimensions.
iCon(s): Innovating the World.

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