Course: Philosophy and Methodology of Natural Sciences

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Course title Philosophy and Methodology of Natural Sciences
Course code KFI/FMPV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Janko Jan, Doc. prom. biolog CSc.
Course content
This topics will be focused: philosophy as the higher knowledge, the role of logic, mathematic and language in science, theory of measuring, initial ideas about science, Humes scepticism, pozitivistical model of science, convencial aspects of science, scientifical revolutions and postmodern criticism of science.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and evaluate the relationship between philosophy and natural sciences. They will be introduced into the basic methods and systems, which are or were prefered in the area of natural sciences. They will also learn how to work with technical terms which are necessary for understanding to this theme.
teaching methods
Textual studies
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Kuhn, Thomas S. Struktura vědeckých revolucí. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-54-2.
  • Whitrehead, A. N. Veda a moderný svet. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Pravda, 1989.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Analytic Philosophy and Philosophy of Sciences (11-1,2,3) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer