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.
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.
Lectures and group discussion. Mandatory attendance of 50% of all teaching session.
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.
The course provided Spring Term only.
Student counselor Sama Agahi