HUM-453 / 3 crédits
Enseignant: Esfeld Michael-Andreas
Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.
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.
See the full description of the course in the "Introduction to project" (HUM-417 a) of the fall semester.
- interdisciplinary perspective
- global perspective
Philosophical perspectives on the exact sciences I (HUM-417)
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.
Dans les plans d'études
- Semestre: Printemps
- Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
- Matière examinée: Philosophical perspectives on the exact sciences II
- Projet: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
Semaine de référence