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Philosophy of Science

Progress code: FI180WET / ECTS: 5

What makes a theory ‘scientific’? This course offers an introduction to the central problems, questions, concepts and theories from the philosophy of science as well as central philosophers of science and their visions. The course will discuss the basic theories of scientific reasoning, the difference between science and pseudoscience, properties of a scientific explanation, realism versus antirealism, scientific progress and revolutions, and criticism of scientific rationality.

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