|Philosophy of Natural Science , 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- demonstrate familiarity with problems and methods in theory of knowledge, and account for important theories in the philosophies of science and technology,
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of scientific and technical research,
- account for basic science theoretical problems and methods,
- account for central philosophic problems in technology, and independently and critically discuss these problems and solution proposals.
|The course contains:
- Science-historical orientation.
- Methodological directions, such as rationalism, empiricism, positivism and falsificationism.
- Central science theoretical concepts.
- Problems concerning observation, induction, scientific explanations and methods.
- Issues within philosophy of technology concerning the aims and methods of technical research and its connection to basic research.
- The rationality of technology; technological autonomy versus technological pluralism and user control.
- Research-ethical orientation.
|The course is entirely web-based and takes place by means of slides, audio files, study questions, and discussion forum in an electronic educational platform.|
|The course is examined through a home assignment and a written take-home examination.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
60 HE credits in a scientific subject (technology, natural sciences or medicine) or the equivalent.
|A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.