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070035 VO Lecture - Logic of Science and Logic of History (2018W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Examinations only by individual appointment

Thursday 04.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 11.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 18.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 25.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 08.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 15.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 22.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 29.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 06.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 13.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Saturday 15.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 10.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 17.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Saturday 19.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 24.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 31.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims:
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

Students' efforts will be evaluated on the basis of their exam papers as well as on the basis of their contributions to class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Rewards and 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.
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 ;
MA Globalgeschichte: Globalgeschichte: Aufbaumodul Geschichtswissenschaftliches Denken und Arbeiten (4 ECTS) ;
MA HPS: M1.2, M1.3; MA HPS: M3, M4

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