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180235 SE Philosophy of Science (2019W)

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

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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 serve).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: The seminar will provide to the interested students an introduction in the philosophy of science. The course will give an overview of classical authors as well as new texts and debates of the discipline. Central to the course will be the reading and the discussion of some central papers in philosophy of science: from the Vienna Circle and Popper, Kuhn and Feyerabend to texts on scientific realism and the "Stanford School". Central concepts of the discipline (causality, explanation, reduction and confirmation) will be discussed with the help of central texts. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with central concepts and debates in philosophy of science. An eagerness to read and discuss as well as active participation will be essential for the course.

Methode: Reading and discussion of the texts. In each unit of the course one or two texts on a central topic of the discipline will be briefly presented by a student, and will then be discussed in the group.

Aims: An introduction into central problems, debates and texts in philosophy of science.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular and active participation, reading of the texts, short presentation by each student of one or two texts (10 min.). Regular reading comments about the assigned texts.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Will be made available elextronically on "moodle".

Reading list

Will be made available on time.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21