The Oxbay Ojectpray: A Novel Exercise for Teaching the Philosophy of Science

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Hardcastle, Gary; Slater, Matthew
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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, over the course of a semester, without opening it. This exercise has proved 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.