Chapter 1: the aim of science (+ overview of different philosophical views on this topic).
Part I, Chapters 2-4: correlations and causal relations, research designs for the discovery of causal relations (randomized experiments, prospective designs, retrospective designs, animal experiments and simulations).
Part II, Chapters 5-8: laws, confirmation and falsification, the nature and construction of scientific theories, paradigms.
Part III, Chapters 9-11: social and societal aspects of science; science and gender.
Part IV, Chapters 12-14: the relation between science and (i) religion, (ii) normative ethics and (iii) metaphysics.
Part V, Chapters 15-16: history vs pseudo-history and medicine vs pseudo-medicine. Chapter 17: the epistemological status of mathematics.
Erasmus students who don't speak Dutch can get reading assignments, based on
Godfrey-Smith, p. (2003), Theory and Reality, University of Chicago Press.