Philosophy of Science, 6 credits (TGTU76)

Vetenskapsteori, 6 hp

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ingemar Nordin

Director of studies or equivalent

Eva K. Törnqvist
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KFYN 6 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping o
6KMAT Mathematics 6 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping o
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CKEB Chemical Biology (Protein Science and Technology) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping o
6MMAT Mathematics, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping o
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's programme (Internal) 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6MPRO Protein Science, Master's programme (External) 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Biology
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme
  • Mathematics, Master's programme
  • Protein Science, Master's programme
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

At least two years studies at university.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to

  • identify and describe problems and methods within the philosophy of science
  • give an overview of important traditions within the philosophy of science and technology.
  • to demonstrate an understanding of the conditions for research in science and technology.

Course content

An introduction to epistemic traditions such as rationalism, empiricism, positivism and falsificationism. Central concepts in the philosophy of science. Problems concerning observation, induction, scientific explanations and rationality. Topics of the philosophy of technology concerning the goals and methods of technical research. The relation to pure science. The rationality of technology; technological autonomy versus technological pluralism.

Teaching and working methods

The course contains lectures and seminars. For self studies there are OH:s, written questions and the course literature.

Examination

TEN1ExaminationU, 3, 4, 56 credits
HEM1Written Test (not compulsory)U, G0 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för Tema

Director of Studies or equivalent

Eva K. Törnqvist

Examiner

Ingemar Nordin

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 30 h
Recommended self-study hours: 130 h

Course literature

A F Chalmers: Vad är vetenskap egentligen? (1995) I. Nordin: Teknologins rationalitet. (1988). Som hjälp finns OH-bilder, instuderingsfrågor samt viss litteratur som fastställs senare.
A F Chalmers: Vad är vetenskap egentligen? (1995) I. Nordin: Teknologins rationalitet. (1988). Som hjälp finns OH-bilder, instuderingsfrågor samt viss litteratur som fastställs senare.
TEN1 Examination U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits
HEM1 Written Test (not compulsory) U, G 0 credits

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