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180178 KU Immanuel Kant. Metaphysical foundations of natural science (2021W)

Sensible space

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE
Th 27.01. 13:15-14:45 Digital

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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. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

°Starting Fall 2021, expected to take place every thursday at 1:15 pm
°Class Size 25
°Examination immanent
°classes will be taught online via Zoom
° close reading of text units week for week
° in the class: reports and interpretations will be worked on in groups

Thursday 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 3
Thursday 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Rationale and Learning Goals:
Differences and compatibilities of metaphysics of science vs rational reconstruction of theories. What is the contribution of Kantian Metaphysics to a modern Philosophy of Classical Mechanics? Relevance of the Kantian concept of applicability of quantitative reasoning as a criterium of truly rational discipline.

Assessment and permitted materials

1) Summary (autonomous report) of the primary texts; 2)
- short essays and/or report of research foci;
- 3) Critical essay on the secondary literature - 4) Students may opt for writing a BA-Essay .

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Two absences allowed; taking active part in the lessons, writing and posting on Moodle of questions, reflections, reports and essays.

Examination topics

Source texts (see literature), research texts.

Reading list

Primary Texts:
Euler, Leonhard (1750): Reflexions sur l'Espace et le Tems. In: Mémoires de l'académie des Sciences de Berlin, Vol. 4, 324 – 333. Berlin. Auch: https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/euler-works/149/, (zuletzt besucht am 15. 8. 2020)
Galilei, Galileo (1968): Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo. In: Le Opere di Galileo Galilei: Edizione Nazionale. Bd. 7. Antonio Favaro (Hg). Firenze: Barbera, 25- 520.
Kant, Immanuel (1995): Metaphysische Anfangründen der Naturwissenschaft. Bd. IX der Werkausgabe. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt/M.
[siehe auch https://korpora.zim.uni-duisburg-essen.de/kant/aa04/465.html]
Forschungsliteratur:
Cohen, Hermann (1968): Das Prinzip der Infinitesimal-Methode und seine Geschichte. Ein Kapitel zur Grundlegung der Erkenntniskritik. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
Deligiorgi, Katerina (2005): Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment. State University of New York Press

Friedman, Michael (2002a): Kant on Geometry and Spatial Intuition. In: Synthese 186, 231–255.
Graneau, Paul/Graneau, Neal (2003): Machian Inertia and the Isotropic Universe. In: General Relativity & Gravitation, vol. 35(5), p. 751-770.
Iltis, Carolyn (1971), Leibniz and the Vis-Viva-Controversy. In: Isis 62:21-35 (1971)
Martinez Adame, Carmen (2012): The parallelogram law in the works of d’Alembert and Kant. In: THEORIA 75(75)
Stan, Marius (2013): Kant’s third Law of Mechanics: The long Shadow of Leibniz. In: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 44 (3): 493-504.

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