Philosophy of Science II
7.5 credits cr.
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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.
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.
Rating criteria: See Athena.
ScheduleThe 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.
Student counselor Sama Agahi