The course is conceived as an introduction to philosophy of science and some important phases of scientific development, as well as philosophical issues connected to it.
Contents of the course:
I) Elements of the history of philosophy of science:
a) Philosophy of science in the Ancient and Medieval thought;
b) Seminars on G.Galilei and I. Newton;
c) Science in modern Age and its philosophical implications;
d) Positivism seminar on Comte;
e) Crisis of the unity of science and new perspective in philosophy of science: conventionalism, logical empyrism, falsicationism, operationism, theory of scientific revolution, programmes of the scientific research. See in: a) LOSEE, Philosophy of science, chap. 1-8, 9 (sect. I, II, III §§ 1, 2), 10, 11, 12 (§§ 1-3), 14 (§§ 1, 2); b) notes from class.
II) Subjects of philosophy of science: a) logics and philosophy of science; b) Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry; c) Models; d) The philosophical issue brought up by the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics; e) Probability; f) Seminar on J.-H. Poincaré and R. Carnap. See in: a) GILLIES, GIORELLO, Philosophy of science in the XXth century; various authors, Philosophy of science, edited by C. Sinigaglia; b) notes from class.
Oral test concerning the programme
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