HPS203H1: Making Sense of Uncertainty

Hours: 
24L

This course examines issues of uncertainty in various contexts of science, technology, and society since the 19th century. Topics may include randomized controlled trials, statistical identification of normal and pathological, biopolitics, philosophical interpretations of probability, Brownian motions, uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics, cybernetic mind, and chance in avant-garde arts.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)