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070035 VO Lecture (PM4) (2018S)

Logic of Science and Logic of History

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 01.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 08.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 15.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 22.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 12.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 19.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 26.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 03.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 17.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 24.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 07.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 09.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 14.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 16.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 21.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 28.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims and Content
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the wide-ranging problems and controversies in the philosophy of science and in particular in the logic of history. Although the course is
mainly analytical its general approach is historical as well, and tries to provide an understanding of how problems and tentative solutions have developed in that field.
Objectives: Diligent students will learn to make sense of and evaluate the historical background, achievements, main criticisms and later developments of those controversies which implicitly cover much ground in temporary discussions.
Methods
Teaching consists in one unbroken 90-minute lecture. Students are required to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes and to pass one final exam at the end of term.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements
Students are required to pass one final exam at the end of term. Exam papers have the form of brief essays to be prepared in advance and will be supplemented by additional questions at the exam. Topics of essays will be announced about two month in advance of the exam. Registrations for the lecture as well as for tests are required.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Evaluation and Rewards
Students are required to pass one final exam at the end of term. The quality of answers will be evaluated on the basis of completeness, clarity of argument, logical reasoning and precision. Answers have to be formulated in complete sentences and are not acceptable if stated in key words only.

Examination topics

Areas of Examinations
Problem situations, problems and solutions discussed in the course

Reading list

Principal Literature
Karl R. Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Hutchinson, London 1959 (first English edition; later editions are published by Routledge); secs: 1 – 18; any edition can be read.
Karl R. Popper, The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge, Routledge, London 2011
Karl R. Popper, The Poverty of Historicism, Routledge Kegan & Paul, London 1957 (first English edition; later editions are published by Routledge) any edition can be read.
David Miller, Critical Rationalism: A Restatement and Defence, Open Court, 1994, chaps 1,2,3.
P. Gardiner (ed.), The Philosophy of History, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1974; additional references covering special problems discussed in the lecture will be provided in due course.

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte (2014) PM 4, VO Globalgeschichte: Aufbaumodul Geschichtswissenschaftliches Denken und Arbeiten (4 ECTS)
MA HPS: M1.2, M1.3
MA HPS: M3

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