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180208 SE Philosophy of Science Colloquium (2021W)

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

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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: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The meetings are usually 13:15 to 14:45. However, there are four lectures that took place in the parallel weekly lecture series 15:00 to 16:30; however, everybody is encouraged to also attend the rest of the weekly lectures 15:00 to 16:30 though they are not required for receiving a certificate.

The course combines a lecture series with a text seminar. This semester the topic of the colloquium is "democracy and science". We focus on 20th century philosophy and science. The talks will be on Philipp Frank, Hans Kelsen, cold war science, and rationality scepticism in postmodern philosophy.

Thursday 14.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 21.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 28.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 04.11. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 11.11. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 18.11. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 25.11. 13:15 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 02.12. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 13:15 - 18:15 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

To receive a certificate ist is necessary to (a) attend at least 10 meetings and (b) submit a seminar paper that deals with one of the topics being covered by the course. We aim at doing the course physical, though some of the talks might be delivered online, and a changing situation regarding COVID-19 might also inforce us to change our plans.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance: 20 points
Participation in the discussion: 40 points
Seminar paper (15-20pp): 40 points

sehr gut: 90-100 points
gut: 80-89 points
befriedigend: 70-79 points
genügend: 60-69 points
nicht genügend: 0-59 points

Examination topics

Reading list

October 14 (13:15-14:45): preliminary discussion on non-cognitivism, science, and democracy. Background reading: https://doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00372
October 21 (13:15-14:45): Philipp Frank: Relativity. A Richer Truth, Foreword by Albert Einstein, Preface, Part One, plus §§ 19, 22, 23.
October 28 (15:00-17:00, talk Adam T. Tuboly): George A. Reisch and Adam T. Tuboly, "Philipp Frank. A Crusader for Scientific Philosophy", in: Philipp Frank, The Humanistic Background of Science, Bloomsbury, 2021
November 4 (13:15-14:45): Moritz Schlick, Natur und Kultur, Humboldt Verlag 1952
November 11 (13:15-14:45): Otto Neurath, "Visual Education" (only ch. I and II), in: Elisabeth Nemeth and Friedrich Stadler (eds.) Encyclopedia and Utopia. The Life and Work of Otto Neurath (1882-1945), pp. 248-261 // Otto Neurath, "The Orchestration of the Sciences by the Encyclopedism of Logical Empiricism", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6, 496-508
November 18 (13:15-14:45): Hans Kelsen, Verteidigung der Demokratie, Mohr Siebeck, AUSZÜGE: S. 223-247 // "Foundations of Democracy", Ethics 66, 1-101, AUSZÜGE: 1-5, 14-18, 24-33
November 25 (15:00-17:00, talk Thomas Olechowski): "Science and Democracy in the Works of Hans Kelsen”
December 2 (13:15-14:45): Jacques Derrida, "Die 'Welt' der kommenden Aufklärung"
December 9 (13:15-14:45): Heather Douglas, "Scientific Freedom and Social Responsibility".
December 16 (15:00-17:00, talk Heather Douglas): "Crafting Responsible Research Agendas in Science"
January 13 (15:00-17:00, talk Sidonie Kellerer): "Derridas Rationalitätskritik und sein Demokratieverständnis“
January 20 (13:15-14:45): Naomi Oreskes, Why Trust Science, PUP 2019, 15-87
January 27 (13:15-14:45): Naomi Oreskes, Why Trust Science, PUP 2019, 87-159

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