202103 Philosophy of Nature

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 23.03.2017 Place course on memo list
202103
Philosophy of Nature
VU 2
3,5
weekly
every 2nd year
German

The lecture will provide an overview on the history of natural philosophy and will introduce to some of its most important topics.

We shall discuss (classical) texts of natural philosophy. This will include the Presocratics, Aristotle, Renaissance and Enlightenment thinkers, Lamarck and Darwin, the Vienna circle and more recent analytic philosophers. We will come across questions like these: What is nature? What are space and time? Does the world (necessarily) have a beginning? Is there only one universe? What is causality? Are we justified in thinking that the future will be subject to the same principles and laws as the past? What is life? How do thinkers of the past explain its emergence (and evolution)? Is there something modern science can learn from its history?

Discussion of selected texts; accompanying lecture.

Oral exam or papers.

There will be a reader available before the beginning of the semester.

None.

10.03.2016
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Date Time Location
Thu 2016-03-10
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-03-17
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-04-07
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-04-14
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-04-21
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-04-28
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-05-12
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-05-26
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-06-02
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-06-09
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-06-16
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-06-23
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free
Thu 2016-06-30
08.00 - 09.45 SR III (Theologie) SR III (Theologie) Barrier-free