Universität Wien

180162 SE Philosophy of Science (2020W)

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

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

UPDATE November 2: The seminar will continue fully online.

Depending on the COVID-19 situation and public health regulations, the seminar may have to take place in a hybrid online/offline format, or entirely online. However, assessment and time slots for online sessions remain the same. If participation due to health or travel reasons is not possible, please get in touch with the course leader.

Mittwoch 07.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 27.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is an advanced introduction to philosophy of science, covering central issues from both historical and contemporary philosophy of science. Having taken the course, participants should be familiar with the main topics and theories within philosophy of science. Besides being introduced to the central questions from and a bit of history of philosophy of science, students will be able to participate in discussions, understand, and critically reflect upon ongoing debates. In addition to general philosophy of science topics, examples from different sciences, including economics, will be addressed.

Method of the course: seminar, i.e. presentations and discussion of texts. Students will co-chair sessions, prepare text-based assignments and presentations at home, discuss and present in class, and write a thesis-oriented seminar paper.
Depending on the COVID-19 situation and public health regulations, the seminar may have to take place in a hybrid online/offline format, or entirely online. However, assessment and time slots for online sessions remain the same. If participation due to health or travel reasons is not possible, please get in touch with the course leader.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment will be based on: active participation (20%), home-assignments (20%), co-chairing of a session (10%), and a seminar-paper (50%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Participants of this course should be familiar with the central topics from philosophy of science, be able to understand, discuss, and critically reflect upon historical and contemporary issues within philosophy of science. Two unauthorized absences will be excused. By registering for this course/seminar, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.

Prüfungsstoff

What is science?; Induction, deduction, abduction; Causality; Laws of nature; Explanations; Popper, Kuhn & their critics; Scientific realism; Models, idealizations, abstractions; Reduction and emergence; Scientific understanding and representation; Probability, rational choice & game theory; Measurement & experiments; Bayesianism: learning & evidence.

Literatur

Samir Okasha, 2002, Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press.

Peter Godfrey-Smith, 2003, Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, University of Chicago Press.

Additional articles and texts will be announced in the seminar and on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 02.11.2020 20:29