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180120 SE Philosophy of the Social Sciences (2020W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will be taught remotely for as long as the Covid-19 crisis continues.

We will use BigBlueButton and Moodle.

Further information will be available on my webpage:

https://members.phl.univie.ac.at/martinkusch/

Tuesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences based on influential texts and authors. Participants will read these texts, formulate written questions, and discuss the texts and these questions during the seminar. A further goal is the ability to write a scientific contribution (of the length of a journal article).

In order to familiarise yourself with the level and themes of the course, you could check out: Mark Risjord, PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, Routledge, London, 2014.

The course will be taught remotely for as long as the Covid-19 crisis continues.

We will use BigBlueButton and Moodle.

Further information will be available on my webpage:

https://members.phl.univie.ac.at/martinkusch/

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation of the participation in discussions (40% of the overall mark), of the prepared and uploaded questions (20%) as well as the essay (of about 20 pages, Font 12, Times New Roman) (40%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance (not more than once without a doctor's note); punctual attendance; care (in reading the work of other and regarding one's own presentation); argumentative engagement with others' ideas; regular uploading of questions (at least 10 times) -- Independent essay on one of the topics of the course.

The essay should discuss one of the questions raised in the seminar, and it should be based primarily on the literature discussed in class. It could be, e.g., a critique of one of the positions introduced, or an attempt to "decide" one of the debates covered in the seminar.

Examination topics

There is no exam

Reading list

Will be uploaded on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:09