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Problems and Controversies of the Contemporary Philosophy of Science

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 2400-OG-EN-PCCPS Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0223) Filozofia i etyka
Nazwa przedmiotu: Problems and Controversies of the Contemporary Philosophy of Science
Jednostka: Wydział Filozofii i Nauk Społecznych
Grupy: Przedmioty ogólnouniwersyteckie
Zajęcia ogólnouniwersyteckie w j. obcym na WFiNS
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00 LUB 3.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2017/18" (zakończony)

Okres: 2017-10-01 - 2018-02-25
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 20 godzin, 25 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Aleksandra Derra
Prowadzący grup: Aleksandra Derra
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Konwersatorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis:

The objective of the course is to present and critically recognize the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies. It includes: relation between science and philosophy, problem of demarcation (science and pseudoscience), specificity of modern versus contemporary science, rationality, objectivity and values in science (declared and actually realized in scientific theories and practices), empiricism and scientific realism, critical approaches to science (knowledge and power relations).

Pełny opis:

While analyzing the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies the course will concentrate on the following themes and problems:

• Relation between science and philosophy, why do we need philosophy in order to understand science in action.

• Who is the subject of science (who asks the cognitive questions, how and why?)

• How to recognize what is science and what is pseudoscience.

• What is the logic of scientific discovery from historical point of view.

• The role of experiments in science, scientific realism and the problem of scientific facts.

• Modern scientific cognitive values, rationality and objectivity in the context of critical approach (feminism, social studies of science and technology).

• Social character of scientific practices.

• Elitism of the contemporary science: marginalized agents in science and technology via gender, race, social class, economic status, the place of living.

• Gender factor in biological sciences.

• The role of metaphors in science (information in genetics).

• The problem of commercialization of science and its entanglement in short-term political aims.

Literatura:

Thomas Kuhn, Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research. In: Martin Curd, J. A. Cover (eds.), Philosophy of Science. The Central Issues, New York: W.W.Norton & Company 1998, 11-20.

Helen Longino, Vaules and Objectivity. In: Martin Curd, J. A. Cover (eds.), Philosophy of Science. The Central Issues, New York: W. W.Norton & Company 1998, 170-192.

Kathleen Okruhlik, Gender and the Biological Sciences. In: Martin Curd, J. A. Cover (eds.), Philosophy of Science. The Central Issues, New York: W.W.Norton & Company 1998, 192-210.

Nancy Cartwright, Do the Laws of Physcis State the Facts. In: Martin Curd, J. A. Cover (eds.), Philosophy of Science. The Central Issues, New York: W.W.Norton & Company 1998, 865-878.

Ian Hacking, Experimentation and Scientific Realism. In: Martin Curd, J. A. Cover (eds.), Philosophy of Science. The Central Issues, New York: W.W.Norton & Company 1998, 1153-1169.

Linda Martin Alcoff, Foucault’s Philosophy of Science: Structures of Truth/Structures. In: Gary Gutting (ed.), Continental Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Blackwell 2005, 211-224.

Penelope Deutscher, On Asking the Wrong Questions. In: Gary Gutting (ed.), Continental Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Blackwell 2005, 265-283.

Lucy Irigaray, In Science, Is the Subject Sexed?. In: Gary Gutting (ed.), Continental Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Blackwell 2005, 283-293.

Sahotra Sarkar, Genes Encode Information for Phenotypic Traits. In: Christopher Hitchcock (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Blackwell 2004, 259-275.

Peter Godfrey-Smith, Genes do not Encode Information for Phenotypic Traits. In: Christopher Hitchcock (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science, Oxford: Blackwell 2004, 275-291.

Uwagi:

Students are obliged to participate in the classes and know the content of the texts which will be the basis of the discussion in the class. Additionally they have to prepare 2-3 pages review of the chosen text from the philosophy of science domain. Participation in the class discussions may increase the grade.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/19" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-02-24
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 20 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Aleksandra Derra
Prowadzący grup: Aleksandra Derra
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Konwersatorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis:

The objective of the course is to present and critically recognize the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies. It includes: relation between science and philosophy, problem of demarcation (science and pseudoscience), specificity of modern versus contemporary science, values in science (declared and actually realized in scientific theories and practices), critical approaches to science (knowledge and power relations).

Pełny opis:

While analyzing the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies the course will concentrate on the following themes and problems:

- Relation between science and philosophy, why do we need philosophy in order to understand science in action.

- Who is the subject of science (who asks the cognitive questions, how and why?)

- Problematization and historical context of modern science basic ideas and practices (objectivity, autonomy, subject/object division, reason, experiment).

- Science and technology studies tradition and the contemporary applications.

- Modern scientific cognitive values, rationality and objectivity versus the dynamics of the contemporary technoscience in the context of critical approach.

- Elitism of the contemporary science: marginalized agents in science and technology via gender, race, social class, economic status, the place of living.

- The problem of commercialization of science and its entanglement in short-term economical and political aims (the case of genetics).

Literatura:

Evelyn Fox Keller, Spirit and Reason at the Birth of Modern Science. In: Reflections on Gender and Science, New Haven and London: Yale University Press 1995, 43-65.

Isabelle Stengers, Sciences and Values: How Can We Slow Down? In: Another Science is Possible. A Manifesto For Slow Science, Cambridge: Polity Press 2018, 48-82.

John Law, STS as a Method. In: U. Felt, R. Fouche, C. Miller, L. Smith_Doerr (eds.), The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2017, 31-57.

Emily Martin, Rationality Feminism and Mind. In: A. Creager, E. Lunbeck, L. Schiebinger (eds.), Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology and Medicine, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 2001, 214-229.

Linda McCabe, Edward McCabe, Genes as Commodities. In: DNA. Promise and Peril, Berkely: University of California Press 2008, 149-171.

Uwagi:

Students are highly encouraged to participate in all classes and take part in the discussions after reading the texts at home. We will analyse them carefully and within the group, for the debates are intended to clarify the content of texts, present the historical background, help to understand students’ own points of view.

Preparing short (2-3 pages) review of the chosen text from the philosophy of science domain will increase the final grade.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-10-01 - 2020-02-28
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 20 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Aleksandra Derra
Prowadzący grup: Aleksandra Derra
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Konwersatorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Pełny opis:

While analyzing the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies the course will concentrate on the following themes and problems:

- Relation between science and philosophy, why do we need philosophy in order to understand science in action.

- Who is the subject of science (who asks the cognitive questions, how and why?)

- Problematization and historical context of modern science basic ideas and practices (objectivity, autonomy, subject/object division, reason, experiment).

- Science and technology studies tradition and the contemporary applications.

- Modern scientific cognitive values, rationality and objectivity versus the dynamics of the contemporary technoscience in the context of critical approach.

- Elitism of the contemporary science: marginalized agents in science and technology via gender, race, social class, economic status, the place of living.

- The problem of commercialization of science and its entanglement in short-term economical and political aims (the case of genetics).

Literatura:

Evelyn Fox Keller, Spirit and Reason at the Birth of Modern Science. In: Reflections on Gender and Science, New Haven and London: Yale University Press 1995, 43-65.

Isabelle Stengers, Sciences and Values: How Can We Slow Down? In: Another Science is Possible. A Manifesto For Slow Science, Cambridge: Polity Press 2018, 48-82.

John Law, STS as a Method. In: U. Felt, R. Fouche, C. Miller, L. Smith_Doerr (eds.), The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2017, 31-57.

Emily Martin, Rationality Feminism and Mind. In: A. Creager, E. Lunbeck, L. Schiebinger (eds.), Feminism in Twentieth-Century Science, Technology and Medicine, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 2001, 214-229.

Linda McCabe, Edward McCabe, Genes as Commodities. In: DNA. Promise and Peril, Berkely: University of California Press 2008, 149-171.

Uwagi:

Students are highly encouraged to participate in all classes and take part in the discussions after reading the texts at home. We will analyse them carefully and within the group, for the debates are intended to clarify the content of texts, present the historical background, help to understand students’ own points of view.

Preparing short (2-3 pages) review of the chosen text from the philosophy of science domain will increase the final grade.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/21" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-02-21
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 20 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Aleksandra Derra
Prowadzący grup: Aleksandra Derra
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Konwersatorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Pełny opis:

While analyzing the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies the course will concentrate on the following themes and problems:

- Relation between science and philosophy, why do we need philosophy in order to understand science in action.

- Who is the subject of science (who asks the cognitive questions, how and why?)

- Problematization and historical context of modern science basic ideas and practices (objectivity, autonomy, subject/object division, reason, experiment).

- Science and technology studies tradition and the contemporary applications.

- Modern scientific cognitive values, rationality and objectivity versus the dynamics of the contemporary technoscience in the context of critical approach.

- Elitism of the contemporary science: marginalized agents in science and technology via gender, race, social class, economic status, the place of living.

- The problem of commercialization of science and its entanglement in short-term economical and political aims (the case of genetics).

Literatura:

Helen Longino, Valeus and Objectivity. In: Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1990, 62-82.

Anne Fausto-Sterling. 2003. Science Matters. Culture Matters, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46 (1), 109-124.

Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics: Civilizing Modern Practices? In: Another Science is Possible. A Manifesto For Slow Science, Cambridge: Polity Press 2018, 133-156.

John Law, ‘Notes on the Theory of the Actor Network: Ordering, Strategy and Heterogeneity‘, published by the Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YN.

Janet A. Kourany. 2003. A Philosophy of Science for the Twenty-First Century. Philosophy of Science 70 (1), 1-14.

Linda McCabe, Edward McCabe, Genes as Commodities. In: DNA. Promise and Peril, Berkely: University of California Press 2008, 149-171.

Uwagi:

Due to the extraordinary epidemic situation caused by SARS-CoV-2 the class will be organized on Microsoft Teams Platform (the participants will be added to the dedicated gruop there). All details will be established during first warm-up organizational meeting which which will take place on 13th October. The criteria of passing the class will be discussed taking into account all participants' technical possibilities and life situation.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2021/22" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2021-10-01 - 2022-02-27
Wybrany podział planu:


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zobacz plan zajęć
Typ zajęć: Konwersatorium, 20 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Aleksandra Derra
Prowadzący grup: Aleksandra Derra
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Konwersatorium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Pełny opis:

While analyzing the most crucial problems and controversies of the contemporary philosophy of science and science and technology studies the course will concentrate on the following themes and problems:

- Relation between science and philosophy, why do we need philosophy in order to understand science in action.

- Who is the subject of science (who asks the cognitive questions, how and why?)

- Problematization and historical context of modern science basic ideas and practices (objectivity, autonomy, subject/object division, reason, experiment).

- Science and technology studies tradition and the contemporary applications.

- Modern scientific cognitive values, rationality and objectivity versus the dynamics of the contemporary technoscience in the context of critical approach.

- Elitism of the contemporary science: marginalized agents in science and technology via gender, race, social class, economic status, the place of living.

- The problem of commercialization of science and its entanglement in short-term economical and political aims (the case of genetics).

Literatura:

Helen Longino, Valeus and Objectivity. In: Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1990, 62-82.

Anne Fausto-Sterling. 2003. Science Matters. Culture Matters, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46 (1), 109-124.

Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics: Civilizing Modern Practices? In: Another Science is Possible. A Manifesto For Slow Science, Cambridge: Polity Press 2018, 133-156.

John Law, ‘Notes on the Theory of the Actor Network: Ordering, Strategy and Heterogeneity‘, published by the Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YN.

Janet A. Kourany. 2003. A Philosophy of Science for the Twenty-First Century. Philosophy of Science 70 (1), 1-14.

Linda McCabe, Edward McCabe, Genes as Commodities. In: DNA. Promise and Peril, Berkely: University of California Press 2008, 149-171.

Uwagi:

Due to the extraordinary epidemic situation caused by SARS-CoV-2 the class will be organized on Microsoft Teams Platform (the participants will be added to the dedicated gruop there). All details will be established during first warm-up organizational meeting which which will take place on 13th October. The criteria of passing the class will be discussed taking into account all participants' technical possibilities and life situation.

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