Philosophy of science

Course Code :2001WETWEF
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Bert Leuridan
Raoul Gervais

3. Course contents *

The course is concerned with contemporary philosophical reflection on science. Outstanding issues in contemporary philosophy of science, such as explanation, causality, prediction, truth and realism are covered and looked at from a variety of angles. Attention is also paid to critiques of scientific rationality and the status of science within the Western culture.