Ken- en Wetenschapsleer 1

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI131KWL
Vaknaam Ken- en Wetenschapsleer 1
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 7.5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ken- en Wetenschapsleer 1
Leerdoelen This course will help you develop the following:
• articulate knowledge about central problems in epistemology and philosophy of science.
• familiarity with contemporary discussions about applied epistemology.
• familiarity with the most important concepts and theories in philosophy of science,
• ability to extract philosophical arguments from texts and assess them critically.
• ability to formulate philosophical arguments concisely in written format.
• skills to engage in constructive and respectful philosophical discussions.
Omschrijving The course consists of two parts:

Epistemology: Epistemologists are concerned with questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the difference between knowledge and opinion? How do we acquire knowledge? How can we transmit knowledge to others? What are the limits of knowledge? In this class, we will study classic answers to these questions (going all the way back to ancient Greece) and their application to recent controversies in public discussions (e.g., epistemic injustice and fake news.)
Philosophy of Science: In the second part of this course, we turn to a closely related field, the philosophy of science. We focus on topics such as: How is scientific knowledge justified? What are scientific revolutions? What is the difference between science and pseudoscience? What is the nature of scientific explanation? We will also discuss how a good understanding of the philosophy of science is necessary for critically considering the role of science in society.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(Lecture)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
(Written Assignments, 2 exams)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. C.F. Romero
Docent(en) dr. M.I. Eronen ,dr. C.F. Romero
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
All readings the other readings available via the library.
Knowledge: a very short introduction. Oxford, Oxford University Press Jennifer Nagel (2014)
Philosophy of Science: A very short Introduction Oxford: Oxford University Press Samir Okasha (2002)
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Ieder eerstejaars vak heeft wekelijkse practica, die tot doel hebben de academische vaardigheden van studenten te verbeteren, en leergemeenschappen te vormen in de propedeutische fase. De practica sluiten qua inhoud aan bij dit vak en succesvolle deelname is verplicht om het vak te kunnen halen.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 1 semester II b verplicht