Philosophy of science is concerned with the characteristics of scientific reasoning. Typical questions are: how does scientific inference work? In what sense are scientific theories about the world? What distinguishes science from non-science? The course will provide a survey of main topics in the field. The first unit presents a brief account of the field’s historical evolution. Afterwards, the focus lies on contemporary issues.

The course consists of lecture elements and discussion. Each unit is accompanied by specific literature. The literature should be read by everyone in advance and will be addressed in our discussions. Please check out the page about a week before the first unit about the literature.

The course will be given in English.

Teacher: Richard Dawid

Course description:  Syllabus (14 Kb)

Literature:  Literature (14 Kb)

The schedule is on the page for TF Magisterkurs.