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Philosophy of Science II

The course builds on the introductory course Philosophy of Science I. It offers a closer look at some selected topics that play an important role in contemporary philosophy of science.

For course content, see below.

  • Course structure

    More about course content

    One focus of the course is Bayesian confirmation theory. The probabilistic framework is introduced, some problems and limitations of the approach are addressed and a number of applications of Bayesian confirmation are presented. A second topic is abductive reasoning. Various perspectives on abductive inference are discussed and the relation between abductive reasoning and Bayesian confirmion is analyzed.

    Teaching platform: You will find more about the course on the teaching platform Athena.

    Instructor Autumn term 2022: Richard Dawid

    Language of instruction Autumn term 2022: English

    Instruction format: Lectures and discussions. Mandatory attendance of 50% of all teaching session.

    Examination: Assignments.

    Rating criteria: See Athena.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student counselor Sama Agahi