[ 505PHILPWTS15 ] SE Philosophy and Philosophy of Science

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
6 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Social Science Julian Reiss 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2020W
Objectives The course focuses on philosophical issues found in various fields of social sciences at an advanced level.
Subject The course explores philosophical questions in the social sciences including: empirical science and philosophy; the rationality of scientific knowledge; the structure of theories in the social sciences, theory testing; explanation and understanding; the reducibility of sociological to psychological laws; the construction of reality; the role of value statements; the ontological status of rules and norms.
Criteria for evaluation Examination Attendance, in-class participation, term paper, presentations
Methods Lecture by instructor Student presentations, Discussions on respective topics
Language German
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
2SMPWS: SE Philosophy and Philosophy of Science (2009W-2014W)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority