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Tudományfilozófia I.
Tudományos elméletek logikai elemzése
(Logical Basis of Philosophy of Science)

lecture course
Friday 14:00 - 15:30   Room 221
(This semester, the lectures will be given in Hungarian.)



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

The basic reading is:
 
Samir Okasha: Philosophy of Science - A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press 2002
 
In my lectures, I shall focus on some central issues, and I shall dicuss them on a more formal/logical basis.


 Further readings:

  • L. E. Szabó: Mathematics in a Physical World, Conference Paper, HyperNet 2011, June 6--11 Turku
  • 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)
  • Donald Gillies: Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century - Four Central Themes. (Oxford: Blackwell 1993)

Credit requirements
:
  • undergraduates can pass the exam only from the material of Okasha's book
  • PhD and MA students must prepare from the complete material of the lectrures, including the more formal approaches too.
  • PhD students, in addition, must write a 5-10 page course paper in English, arguing against  the main theses I am proposing in the lecture course


2010-12-12




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