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180096 VO-L Lecture on Philosophy of Science (2012S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Ringvorlesungen zur Wissenschaftsphilosophie

Inhalte: Diese LV soll einen Überblick über einige zentrale Themen und Probleme der gegenwärtigen "social ontology", Philosophie der Sozialwissenschaften und Wissenschaftsphilosophie vermitteln. Sprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch.

Diese Ringvorlesungen umfasst die Vorlesungsreihen: "Social Ontology / Philosophy of the Social Sciences", "Phil/Sci Studies" und "Philosophy of Science" und damit folgende Vorträge:

8.3. Volker Gadenne (Linz), "Brauchen wir normative Wissenschaftstheorie? Über das Verhältnis zwischen Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftsforschung"

15.3. Patrick Baert (Cambridge), "The Rise of Existentialism in the 1940s: A Case-Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals"

16.3. Christopher Gauker (Cincinnati & Vienna), "A Third Conception of the Normativity of Meaning"

22.3. Steven French (Leeds), "Thinking Outside the (Tool)Box: Towards a More Productive Engagement Between Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics

29.3. Uskali Mäki (Helsinki), "Scientific Imperialism and Scientific Progress"

19.4. Deborah Tollefsen (Memphis), "Trusting Groups"

26.4. Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh),"Reasons and Scepticism: Wittgensteinian and McDowellian Approaches"

3.5. Julian Reiss (Rotterdam), "Counterfactuals in the Social Sciences"

10.5. John Worrall (London), "Is Structural Realism Still a Defensible Position?"

18.5. Simon Schaffer (Cambridge), "Indiscipline and Interdiscipline: the Strange History of Orders of Knowledge"

31.5. Elisabeth Pacherie (Paris), "How Does It Feel to Act Together?

14.6. Niccolo Guicciardini (Bergamo), "The History of Mathematics and Intellectual History"

21.6. Roman Frigg (London), "Modelling Scientific Modelling"

28.6. Arto Laitinen (Jyväskylä), "On Collective Acceptance and Institutional Reality"

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Language: German, English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 01.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 08.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 15.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 22.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 29.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 19.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 26.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 03.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 10.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 24.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 31.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 14.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 21.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 28.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Lectures on the Philosophy of Science

Content: This course offers an overview over contemporary central issues in "social ontology", philosophy of the social sciences, and the philosophy of science. Languages of instruction are German and English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment: two-page written summary of 8 of the 14 talks. One 12-15 page essay on one of the talks, drawing also on further literature that needs to be agreed with one of the course leaders.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Methods: attending lectures and discussion, independent study of texts that speakers send us ahead of time.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MA M1, M3, HPS M4

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