Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Philosophy, epistemology and history of science II

HUM-417(b)

Enseignant(s) :

Esfeld Michael-Andreas

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

The course considers central themes in the philosophy of science, such as scientific realism and the ontology of physics. Starting from the debate between Leibniz and Newton about space and time, we move on to the transition from classical to quantum physics and the explanatory role of mathematics.

Content

See the full description of the course in the "Introduction to project" (HUM-417 a) of the fall semester.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Philosophy, epistemology and history of science I (HUM-417a)

Assessment methods

Oral presentation, written essay in small groups.
Evaluation on a semester basis (grade associated to 3 ECTS). Fall semester evaluation is about knowledge acquisition and the elaboration of a project plan. Spring semester evaluation is about the realization of the project. More information is given at the beginning of the academic year.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand