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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Selected Topics in Philosophy and the Philosophy of Science - V832002
Title: Vybrané kapitoly z filozofie a filozofie vědy
Guaranteed by: Department of Education and Human Sciences (832)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 2
E-Credits: 2
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0, C [HT]
Capacity: winter:30 / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr.
Interchangeability : N832010
Annotation -
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The course focuses on the discussion of basic issues of philosophy of science, reading and corresponding coverage of primary texts. Form of the course is a seminar. Students read the texts that will be discussed in advance. One of the students then reports the text and chairs the discussion.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

1. analyze elementary issues of philosophy of science and will be informed of different solutions of the problems

2. report critically philosophical text and chair discussion

3. look up information individually and rationally argue for different opinions

Literature -
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R: Aristotelés, Fysika, Praha 1996, 80-86027-03-1

R: Kuhn T. S., Struktura vědeckých revolucí, Praha 1997, 80-86005-54-2

R: Hume D., Zkoumání o lidském rozumu, Praha 1996, 80-205-0521-0

R: Skolimowski H., Účastná mysl, Praha 2001, 80-204-0918-1

R: Putnam,Rorty, Co po metafyzice, Bratislava 1997, 8071151394

R: Bacon F., Nové Organon, Praha 1974, 80-86473-19-8

R: Feyerabend P., Rozprava proti metodě, Praha 2001, 80-7299-047-0

R: Descartes R., Meditace, Praha 2003, 80-7298-084-X

A: Popper, K., Logika vědeckého bádání, Praha 1997, 80-86005-45-3

A: Husserl E., Krize evropských věd, Praha 1996, 8020503110

A: Fajkus B., Filosofie a metodologie vědy, Praha 2005, 80-200-1304-0

Learning resources -
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Syllabus -
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1. Myth, protoscience, and science.

2. Ancient Science (Aristotle)

3. Attempts at philosophical founding of science (Descartes, Husserl)

4. Critic of searching for principles of science (David Hume)

5. Ancient skepticism (Sextus Empiricus)

6. Modern science and the inductive method (Francis Bacon)

7. Positivism (August Comte, Rudolf Carnap)

8. Phenomenological critique of science (Edmund Husserl)

9. Science and pseudoscience (Karl Popper)

10. Normal and revolutionary science (Thomas Kuhn)

11. Rationality vs. epistemological anarchism (Istvan Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend)

12. The problem of language (Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson)

13. Scientific realism (Hilary Putnam)

14. Participating thinking (Henryk Skolimowski)

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (23.01.2018)