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180072 KU Peirce: Illustrations of the Logic of Science (2018W)

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

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max. 30 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

An unexcused absence in the first class-session means that you lose your place in class. Should you for any reason be unable to attend the first session, please write to david.wagner@univie.ac.at !

Wednesday 10.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 17.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 31.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 07.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 14.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 21.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 28.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 05.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 12.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 09.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 16.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 23.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 30.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course (KU) focuses on six essays published by Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) under their common heading of ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LOGIC OF SCIENCE. Among these essays are Peirce’s most widely read papers: The Fixation of Belief, and: How to Make Our Ideas Clear. All six essays featured prominently in Peirce’s teaching at Johns Hopkins University and continued to play a central role throughout his life. William James saw in them the foundational core of pragmatism. In order to understand the philosophy of science put forward in these papers we will take a look at writings by John Stuart Mill, John Venn and Augustus de Morgan, among others. Furthermore, we will discuss the role of hypotheses, probability and problematic aspects of inductive reasoning.

Teaching method: Introductory lectures, group work, short presentations, discussions.

Aim: Ideally, students will further their ability to produce good arguments and to critically read theoretical texts in their historical context.

Assessment and permitted materials

This is a course with mandatory attendance (it is thus: prüfungsimmanent). The grade is not based on one or more written exams but on active participation in discussions and written homework.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Each homework will be graded separately, the sum of written work amounts to 70 percent of the overall grade, 30 percent being the active participation in discussions.

By registering for this course, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by Turnitin.

Examination topics

Reading list

All supplementary texts for this seminar will be available via moodle.
Our primary source can be bought at any bookshop or downloaded via U:Search:

Peirce, Charles S. (2014): Illustrations of the Logic of Science. Edited by Cornelis de Waal. Chicago: Open Court.

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