This presentation gives an introduction to philosophy of science, though a rather idiosyncratic one, stressing science as the search for powerful new ontologies rather than merely laws. You can't express a law unless you have
an ontology including the items referred to in the law (e.g. pressure, volume, temperature). The talk raises a
number of questions about the aims and methods of science, about the differences between the physical sciences and
the science of information-processing systems (e.g. organisms, minds, computers), whether there is a unique truth
or final answers to be found by science, whether scientists ever prove anything (no -- at most they show that some
theory is better than any currently available rival theory), and why science does not require faith (though
obstinacy can be useful). The slides end with a section on whether a science of mind is possible, answering yes, and explaining how.