PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: Stefano Cossara

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Examination methods: Written exam with open and multiple-choice questions
Course unit contents: Logic and arguments
Logical Empiricism
Induction and Confirmation
Karl Popper
Thomas Kuhn
Lakatos, Laudan, Feyerabend
The challenge from the sociology of science
Feminism and Science Studies
Naturalism and the Theory-Ladeness of Observation
The Social Structure of Science
Scientific Realism
Explanation
An introduction to Bayes’ Theorem
Relativism in philosophy of science