408903 Philosophy of Social Science

summer semester 2013 | Last update: 02.02.2017 Place course on memo list
Philosophy of Social Science
SE 2
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Students are being familiarized with alternatives for orienting research and current debates in philosophy of science and methodology, to acquire facility to apply related insights and skills to their own research practice (Curriculum, §2).
Every social-scientific discourse inevitably must confront problems of the philosophy of science, since it is the site of conflicting modes of thinking, epistemological structures and methodological stands specific to particular disciplines. Communication about shared themes and substantive problems is difficult, followed by reflection on particular levels of phenomena, and the attempt to develop and attain solutions for certain problems. In this seminar, the goal is to convey disciplinary and interdisciplinary delineation of concrete problems. Furthermore, diverse premises, structures of thought and methods will be analyzed. Finally, the objective is to spell out implications for students’ own efforts at research (and teaching). Students will discuss the philosophical background assumptions of scientific approaches, engage diverse processes of social-scientific experience, observation, and measurement, to become familiar with the structure and developmental dynamic of social-scientific theories from a modern perspective.
Alexander Rosenberg, Philosophy of Social Science, Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1988, 1995, 2007.
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Date Time Location
Sat 2013-06-08
15.00 - 19.00 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sun 2013-06-09
09.00 - 17.00 SR 4 (Sowi) SR 4 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2013-06-21
10.00 - 17.00 SR 17 (Sowi) SR 17 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2013-06-22
10.00 - 16.00 SR 17 (Sowi) SR 17 (Sowi) Barrier-free