Philosophy of Science

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
7.5
PERIOD
18/09/2023 to 29/12/2023

Course Description

Course Description: The course is designed to explore the philosophical debates concerning the nature of science (including the social sciences). More specifically, students will engage the following three problems:The problem of induction: Is science based upon inductive reasoning? The problem of demarcation I: How do we distinguish between science and pseudoscience? The problem of demarcation II: Is there a methodological distinction between natural and social sciences?

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Application deadline

11/09/2023

Competences

Students who succeed in this course will improve their ability to;
1. Appreciate scientific understanding;
2. Grasp the substantial problems of philosophy of science;
3. Formulate and evaluate critically the ethical and social reflections of philosophy of science;
4. Develop communication skills in philosophy of science and present and plan team and individual works.

Prerequisites

None

Duration

42 h - 14 weeks

ECTS

7.5

Validation mode

Quizzes-Mid-Term Exam-Presentation-Final Term Paper

Maximum number of students

5

Access to disable

NA

Organizer

Partner

İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

Faculty

Graduate School

Department

Science, Technology and Society

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