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390012 DK PhD-M: Philosophy of Science (2017S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 20.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 27.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 03.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 24.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 08.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 15.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 22.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 29.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 12.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 19.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 26.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course is intended to provide an overview of core epistemological, ontological, and methodological problems of social science research. We start by discussing the role of values in scientific research and then proceed to the specific challenges of causal analysis in the social sciences. Next, we will discuss two contrasting ways of dealing with the problem of causality: on the one hand, scholars reject causal ambitions and the focus of ambitions to description and interpretation. One the other hand, scholars start from basic behavioral assumption and develop and test models of behavior. These approaches revolve around individual behavior. In the final part of the course we turn to macro phenomena such as norms, conventions, institutions, and cultural evolution. We finish by reflecting on implications of the concerns raised in the course for own PhD projects.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

a) Preparation and implementation of one seminar session. A maximum of 20 minutes is reserved for an introductory presentation of the main arguments of the chapter. The remainder of the session is to be interactive in some way and should extend and deepen the understanding of the session's topic. I encourage creative didactive solutions. (50%)
b) End-of-term paper critically discussing the philosophical fundaments of your own dissertation. (50%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Text
Steel, Daniel & Francesco Guala (2011). The Philosophy of Social Science Reader, London: Routledge.
Suggested Further reading
Curd, Martin, and J.A. Cover, eds. 2012. Philosophy of Science. The Central Issues. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton.
Gerring, John. 2012. Social Science Methodology. A Unified Framework. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Canbridge University Press.
Hausman, Daniel M. 1989. Economic Methodology in a Nutshell. The Journal of Economic Perspectives 3: 115-27.
Hausman, Daniel M., ed. 2008. The Philosophy of Economics. An Anthology. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Martin, Michael, and Lee C. McIntyre, eds. 1994. Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Rosenberg, Alexander (2012). Philosophy of Social Science, 4th Ed. Boulder: Westview Press.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 19.02.2018 11:36