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Logical basis of
Philosophy of Science

lecture course
Friday 14:00 - 15:30   Room 221
(The course will  be given in English, except if all students speak Hungarian. The exam can be taken in English or Hungarian.)



The course provides an introduction to modern analytic philosophy of science.

The basic reading is::
 
Donald Gillies:
Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century
Four Central Themes.

(Oxford: Blackwell 1993)
Donald Gillies
 
In my lectures, I shall discuss the same central issues on a more formal/logical basis.


 Further readings:

L. E. Szabó: Formal Systems as Physical Objects: A Physicalist Account of Mathematical Truth, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 17 (2003) pp. 117 – 125 (preprint: PDF)

Credit requirements
:
  • undergraduates can pass the exam only from the material of Gillies' book
  • PhD students must prepare from the complete material of the lectrures, including the more formal approaches too.


2010-05-06




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