A Novel Exercise for Teaching the Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Science
We describe a simple, flexible exercise that can be implemented in the philosophy of science classroom: students are asked to determine the contents of a closed container without opening it. This exercise has revealed itself as a useful platform from which to examine a wide range of issues in the philosophy of science and may, we suggest, even help us think about improving the public understanding of science.
Hardcastle, Gary and Slater, Matthew H.. "A Novel Exercise for Teaching the Philosophy of Science." Philosophy of Science 81, no. 5 (2014) : 1184-1196.