Course: Philosophy od Science I

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Course title Philosophy od Science I
Course code KFI/FIVE1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Grygar Filip, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Examined subject matter is specialized in following topics: Ancient and Medieval astronomy Copernican revolution and the new concept of the Universe in the Modern period Philosophy or methodology of science Positivism and the Vienna Circle Popper, Lakatos, Kuhn, Feyerabend.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Philosophy or methodology of science attempts to interpret from various points of view: Problematic relationship between science and natural attitude What is the essence of the scholarship of science On which presumptions science has emerged How science has developed and transformed How the scientific research and business proceeds and advances What man can or cannot expect from science.
Students who gain knowledge about the questions of the essence of science from Ancient Greece period till 20th century will be deeply acquainted with basic ideas and scientific paradigms that influnce our way of life and thinking in everyday life.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Active attendance (min. 80 %) Discussions on a given topic. Elaboration of a credit test following the primary literature and the examined subjects.
Recommended literature
  • A. Koyré. Od uzavřeného světa k nekonečnému vesmíru. Praha, 2004.
  • B. Fajkus. Filosofie a metodologie vědy. Praha, 2005.
  • S. Toulmin, J. Goodfield. The Fabric of the Heavens ? The Development of Astronomy and Dynamics.. Chicago ? London, 1999.
  • Špelda, D. Astronomie v antice; Astronomie ve středověku.. Ostrava, 2006.
  • T. Kuhn. Struktura vědeckých revolucí. Praha , 1997.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Religious Studies (2013) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy - (2015) Philological sciences - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Resocialization Pedagogy (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Religious Studies (2013) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2013) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English Language Teacher Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Philosophy (2013) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Social Anthropology (2016) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Cultural History (2013) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy English Language Teacher Education (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter