Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (M) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S003313
Name of lecturer
Ferdinando Luigi Marcolungo
Coordinator
Ferdinando Luigi Marcolungo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IB dal Nov 9, 2015 al Jan 17, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

providing an Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy of Science, with the presentation of some important moments in the development of scientific and philosophical problems to which they connect.

Syllabus

I
a) Elements of the history of philosophy of science: from John Stuart Mill to the contemporary debate.
b) Popper and falsificationism.

Texts:
a) D. Oldroyd, Storia della filosofia della scienza, Il Saggiatore (Net): Milano, 2002 (Cap. V – X).
b) Karl Popper, Logica della scoperta scientifica, Einaudi, Torino 2010.

On the website of e-learning materials and details will be provided on the texts.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016