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180072 KU Peirce: Illustrations of the Logic of Science (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

An unexcused absence in the first class-session means that you lose your place in class. Should you for any reason be unable to attend the first session, please write to david.wagner@univie.ac.at !

Mittwoch 10.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 17.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 31.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 07.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 14.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 21.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 28.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 05.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 12.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 09.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 16.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 23.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 30.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course (KU) focuses on six essays published by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) under their common heading of ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LOGIC OF SCIENCE. Among these essays are Peirce’s most widely read papers: The Fixation of Belief, and: How to Make Our Ideas Clear. All six essays featured prominently in Peirce’s teaching at Johns Hopkins University and continued to play a central role throughout his life. William James saw in them the foundational core of pragmatism. In order to understand the philosophy of science put forward in these papers we will take a look at writings by John Stuart Mill, John Venn and Augustus de Morgan, among others. Furthermore, we will discuss the role of hypotheses, probability and problematic aspects of inductive reasoning.

Teaching method: Introductory lectures, group work, short presentations, discussions.

Aim: Ideally, students will further their ability to produce good arguments and to critically read theoretical texts in their historical context.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

This is a course with mandatory attendance (it is thus: prüfungsimmanent). The grade is not based on one or more written exams but on active participation in discussions and written homework.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Each homework will be graded separately, the sum of written work amounts to 70 percent of the overall grade, 30 percent being the active participation in discussions.

By registering for this course, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by Turnitin.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

All supplementary texts for this seminar will be available via moodle.
Our primary source can be bought at any bookshop or downloaded via U:Search:

Peirce, Charles S. (2014): Illustrations of the Logic of Science. Edited by Cornelis de Waal. Chicago: Open Court.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Di 19.02.2019 12:48