Course: Philosophy of Science 2

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Course title Philosophy of Science 2
Course code KFI/FV2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Benda Libor, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Havlík Vladimír, PhDr. CSc.
Course content
This topics will be focused: Searching of methodological ideal (J. S. Mill, W. Whewell, W. S. Jevons). Logical atomism (L. Wittgenstein, B. Russell). Verifikationalism of A. J. Ayer. Problem of scientifical interpretation (C. Hempel, E. Nagel, C. Levi-Strauss). Scientifical theory and observation (R. Carnap, N. R. Hanson, I. Toulmin, W. V. Quine, T. Kuhn, Ph. Frank). Science and value (C. Hempel, N. Rescher). Science and culture (H. Feigl). About the characteristic of scientifical method (R. Carnap, H. Reichenbach). Another philosophicaly-scientifical conceptions (S. Toulmin, D. Shapere, L. Laudan, B. Latour, N. R. Hanson, G. Holton, B. C. van Fraasen, N. Cartwright). Ontological, epistemological, logical problems of science in particular historical periods of progress of the philosophy of science. Specifics of sociological and humanity sciences. Progress of humanity ideal of scientifical knowledge. The relationship of natural and sociological sciences and humanities.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 58 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Knowledge and skills within the course KFI/FV1.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and evaluate basic ideas and problems of philosophy of science of 20th century. They will compare important philosophical views on science. Most important personalities of philosophy of science of 20th century and their opinions and ideas will be presented to the students.
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
Textual studies
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Brentano, Franz. O původu mravního poznání : zlo jako předmět básnického zobrazení : Franz Brentano ; z něm. orig. přel. Miroslav Hartl, úvodní studii naps. Ján Pavlík. 1. vyd. Praha : Naše vojsko, 1993. ISBN 80-206-0360-3.
  • Casper, Bernhard. Míra lidství : Rosenzweig a Lévinas. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1998. ISBN 80-86005-62-3.
  • Cassirer, Ernst. Filosofie symbolických forem. 1, Jazyk. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1996. ISBN 80-86005-10-0.
  • Cassirer, Ernst. Filosofie symbolických forem. 2, Mytické myšlení. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1996. ISBN 80-86005-11-9.
  • Demjančuk, Nikolaj. Filosofie - kultura, věda, myšlení. 1.vyd. Plzeň : ZČU, 1997. ISBN 80-7082-296-1.
  • Fajkus, Břetislav. Současná filosofie a metodologie vědy. 1. vyd. Praha : Filosofia, 1997. ISBN 80-7007-095-1.
  • Fiala, J. Analytická filosofie. První čítanka. Plzeň, 2000.
  • Grondin, Jean. Úvod do hermeneutiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 1997. ISBN 80-86005-43-7.
  • Husserl, Edmund. Krize evropských věd a transcendentální fenomenologie : úvod do fenomenologické filozofie. 2. vyd., reprint 1. vyd., Academia 1972. Praha : Academia, 1996. ISBN 80-200-0561-7.
  • Ingarden, Roman. O poznávání literárního díla. Praha : Československý spisovatel, 1967.
  • Patočka, Jan. Úvod do fenomenologické filosofie. 1. vyd. Praha : ISE, 1993. ISBN 80-85241-47-1.


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 Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Summer