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180027 SE Philosophy of Science (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 12.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 19.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 09.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 16.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 30.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 07.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 14.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 11.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 18.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 25.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: The seminar will provide to the interested students an introduction in the philosophy of science. The course will give an overview of classical authors as well as new texts and debates of the discipline. Central to the course will be the reading and the discussion of some central papers in philosophy of science: from Carnap and Popper to Kuhn and texts on scientific realism. Central concepts of the discipline (causality, explanation, reduction and pluralism, experiment and confirmation) will be discussed with the help of central texts about these concepts. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with central concepts and debates in philosophy of science. An eagerness to read and discuss as well as active participation will be essential for the course.

Aims: An introduction into central problems, debates and texts in philosophy of science.

Methode: Reading and discussion of the texts. In each unit of the course two texts on a central topic of the discipline will be briefly presented by students, and will then be discussed in the group.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular and acrtive participation, reading of the texts (approx. 40 pages per unit), short presentation by each student of one or two texts (10 min.). Final paper at the end of the seminar (20 pages).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Will be made available elextronically on "moodle".

Reading list

Will be made available on time.

Association in the course directory

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