PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
1. Knowledge and comprehension of in¬de-pendent technical development in the Philo¬sophy of Science and the Mind
2. Understanding the interaction between philo¬sophical and scientific approaches both in traditional and contemporary re-search.
3. 4. 5. Improve abstract and conceptual clarity by encouraging class discussion.
COURSE CONTENTS SUMMARY
The main topic in this course is the concept of Scientifica Truth. Contemporary Philosophy of Science indicates that Science can obtain at best not an immage of Nature but an immage of how we may relate to It. This argument is at the core of the Philosophy of Emergence and to see this we shall refer to the following authors: Plato Aristotle, Galileo, Whitehead, Heisenberg, Bohr, Gould Dawkins, Dennett, Minsky and Sloman.
Students who cannot attend classes will negotiate a program with the teacher before the summer exam session. The others will see the necessary bibliography during lectures.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Oral final exam.