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180156 SE Philosophy of Science (2019W)

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

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an advanced introduction to philosophy of science that covers both the history of philosophy of science as well as the contemporary discussion. The philosophical themes studied include: logical empiricism, falsificationism, paradigms and scientific change, and naturalism, unification and pluralism. Additionally, the course focuses on a selection of more specific topics such as explanation, representation and the relationship between data and phenomena. The course is offered as a part of the Philosophy and Economics master’s programme, and so examples from economics are frequently used.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment: Active participation (20%), homework (20%), chairing a class (10%), and a thesis-oriented essay (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Having taken this course, the student knows the basic topics and theories within philosophy of science, and is able to understand, and participate in the philosophical discussion at the level of less technical papers appearing in academic journals.

Examination topics

Reading list

Godfrey-Smith, Peter. 2003. Theory and Reality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Articles to be announced in the lectures.

Association in the course directory

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