PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

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Code
65120
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Philosophy)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course is an introduction to the major problems of contemporary philosophy of science. The course will address topics and concepts such as "scientific theory", "scientific explanation" and "scientific realism". A module will focus on "scientific communication".

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will have a complete understanding of relations between philosophy and science in Modern and Contemporary Age. Special importance will be placed on classic topics such as "scientific theory", "science and metaphysics" and "scientific progress". Students will study the major epistemological currents through specific texts. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will learn to master the fundamentals of epistemology, thus gaining the knowledge needed to address topics on a more specialized level.

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures (44 hours) and classroom discussion of the project selected by each student (10 hours)

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Main topics of philosophy of science. 2. Science and common sense. 3. Various kinds of knowledge. 4. Scientific explanation.  5. Scientific communication. 6. Explanation and interpretation.

(Students from the study program in "Journalism and Publishing" can take the 6-CFU course)

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Wednesday and Thursday, presidenza Scuola Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, 2nd floor

Exam Board

MICHELE MARSONET (President)

MARIA CRISTINA AMORETTI

MARCELLO FRIXIONE

FABIO PATRONE

MASSIMILIANO VIGNOLO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Combination of traditional lectures (44 hours) and classroom discussion of the project selected by each student (10 hours)

 

LESSONS START

(approx. from Sept. 21 to Dec. 20)

 

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam and an optional essay to be discussed during the exam or during class.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
23/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
23/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
06/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
23/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
12/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
12/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
26/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
04/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale L'esame si terrà presso l'ufficio di Presidenza della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi 2, II piano
04/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale