202716 VU Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

winter semester 2019/2020 | Last update: 07.05.2019 Place course on memo list
VU Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
VU 2
not applicable

Knowledge of the most important concepts, problems and historically important positions in the philosophy of science.

  • What are “philosophers of science” doing?
  • What is science?
  • Science and society
  • History of the philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of the sciences, humanities and social sciences

Lecture with interacitve parts and working paper.

Written exam and working paper.

M. Carrier, Wissenschaftstheorie zur Einführung, Hamburg 2006.
A. Bartels / M. Stöckler (Hgg.), Wissenschaftstheorie. Ein Studienbuch, Paderborn ²2009.
H. Tetens, Wissenschaftstheorie, München 2013.


This course is organized in cooperation with the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen. Please note that for admission you have to be a registered student of the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen (incl. tuition fee), additionally to the admission requirements of the University of Innsbruck. More information on the admission in Brixen: http://www.hs-itb.it/de/hochschulstudium/philosophie-studieren-in-brixen.html.

wöchentlich Do., 13:30-15:00, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen