Science, Philosophy and Society

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Typ předmětu:
Zařazení do semestru: 1.
Hodin přednášek/semestr: 28
Hodin cvičení/semestr: 28
Zkouška: písemná a ústní
Předpoklady:Basic knowledge in social science
Popis, cíl a formy výuky:The students meet all the time with the scientific knowledge but they frequently don`t know methods how to reach them. This course gives the students an overview of the basic concepts and methods in the field of knowledge, especially of scientific knowledge and helps them to understand how this concepts and methods are used in all the other special courses of university education.
The course has the form of lectures, and workshops with readings and explanations of the philosophical texts and discussions.
The course gives no overview of the history of philosophical or scientifical ideas. Instead, it deals with selected philosophical problems, especialy epistemological problems. Their expositions, explanations and discussions on possibilities of their solutions may help the students to understand traditional and modern problems of epistemology and theory of science.

Kmenová literatura

1Aristotele, Categories,*
2Alfred Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic,*
3John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive I-II,*
4Platon, Republic,*
5Carl Gustav Hempel, Studies in the Logic of Explanation, in: Philosophy of Science 15, 1948(with P. Oppenheimem).*
6*Available on web as e-text.

Doporučená Literatura

1S. M. Honer, T. C. Hunt, Invitation to Philosophy, 1987
2W. Raeper, L. Smith, A Beginner´s Guide to Ideas, 1991
3S. Okasha, Philosophy of Science, 2002
4B. Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, 2004
5S. Blackburn, Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, 1996