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070036 VO Theory of Science and History (2017W)

Logic of Science - 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

Tuesday 03.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 10.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 17.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 24.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 31.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 07.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 14.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 28.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 05.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 12.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 16.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 16.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 20.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 23.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

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

Examination Arrangements : 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. Topics of essays will be announced by the beginning of December. Grades will be awarded after having discussed those papers at individual meetings. Registrations for the final test are required.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are required to pass one final exam at the end of term. I

Examination topics

content of lecture and principal readings

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

MATILDA: Historical Methods and Theories (10 ECTS)
MA HPS: neu M1.2 / M1.3, M3

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