Philosophy of Science

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Doel vak

- acquire knowledge of and insight into the most important schools and
problems in contemporary philosophy of science (at an introductory
- applying this knowledge and insights to current questions and
discussions regarding the nature of science and its role in today's
- develop one's own substantiated judgment with regard to philosophical
questions concerning science, and are able to communicate this judgment
verbally and in writing.

Inhoud vak

This course will address key-subjects in philosophy of science:
- Classical philosophy of science (logical positivism and Popper);
- Historical and sociological research in science;
- Realism and the nature of scientific explanation;
- Philosophy of Social Science and the Humanities;
- Science and values;
- Feminist's perspectives on science.


Lectures, assignments, debates


Written exam (70%), written assignment (30%)


Kent W. Staley, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Cambridge
University Press, 2014). Other required readings will be announced
through Canvas.


BA2-students Philosophy, students in the Minor Philosophy.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Recommended is a general familiarity with systematic or historical
problems from philosophy.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode W_BA_SCIE
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. S. De Haro Olle
Examinator dr. S. De Haro Olle
Docenten dr. S. De Haro Olle

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