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425025-B-6
The Philosophy of Science
Course info
Course module425025-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB Other;
Is part of
B Sociology
B Human Resource Studies
B Organization Studies
Contact personA.A. Verhaegh, PhD
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
A.A. Verhaegh, PhD
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
A.A. Verhaegh, PhD
Other course modules lecturer
Starting block
BLOK 1
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
Upon completing this course students will be able to:
Goal 1: The student has to be able to describe, explain, and to compare different philosophical views with respect to science, knowledge, and knowledge production
Goal 2: The student has to be able to evaluate the arguments for and against different philosophical views with respect to science, knowledge, and knowledge production
Goal 3: The student has to be able to describe, explain, and to compare different philosophical views with respect to the social sciences. 
Goal 4: The student has to be able to apply philosophical views with respect to science, knowledge, and knowledge production to the social sciences. 
 
Specifics
  • The student has to enroll for the work groups via BlackBoard.
  • The course will be assessed by means of a short assignment (30%) and a written exam about the compulsory literature and the topics discussed in the lectures and work groups (70%).
  • Partial grades (of the assignment or the exam) are only valid in the academic year one obtained them. No partial grades can be taken to the next academic year.
  • There will be a resit for both the assignment and the exam. The assignment resit will be a rewritten version of the assignment.
  • Assigments that are handed in late will be treated as resits.
  • In case of a resit, the highest grade counts as the final grade.
  • The grades of the assignment and the exam compensate.
  • If you just do the assignment or the exam, you will get a final grade.
Content
This course offers an introduction to the philosophy of science and applies philosophical questions about science to the social sciences. The student will learn to critically reflect on science, knowledge, and knowledge production. A key question in the first part of the course is why scientific knowledge is widely considered to be an epistemically distinguished form of knowledge. The second part of the course—designed especially for social science students—combines and applies philosophical theories about science to questions about the social sciences. A key question in the second part of the course is to what extent the social sciences and the natural sciences have different aims and methods.
Timetable information
425025-B-6|Wetenschapsfilosofie MAW
Written test opportunities
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 1119-10-2018
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 1203-01-2019
Required materials
Literature
Handboek voor deel 1 van de cursus
ISBN:9780226300634
Title:Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Author:Godfrey-Smith, Peter
Publisher:The University of Chicago Press
Literature
Handboek voor deel 2 van de cursus. Let op dat je de juiste druk besteld. Er is al een vijfde druk maar je moet dus de vierde hebben.
ISBN:9780813345925
Title:Philosophy of Social Science
Author:Rosenberg, Alexander
Publisher:Westview Press
Edition:4
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