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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE PSK107 First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall) 3 + 0 5

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERFirst Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED5
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Assistant Professor Canay Doğulu
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will get knowledge on the development of philosophy through ages.
2) Will gather the train of thought of different philosophers wondering about the very same subjects but reaching on different conclusions.
3) Will learn the development of scientific knowledge and methodology and the counterfactual dogmatic aprroaches.
4) Will like philosophers, present their affect, thought, and arguments in accordance with rhetoric.
5) Will predict the effect of philosophical knowledge on psychology.
6) Will develop ideas about how advancements of science would effect the future of psychological sciences.
7) Will creatively present philosophical topics to other individuals.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction and Syllabus Review
2nd Week Philosophy and Science
3rd Week Logic and Empiricism
4th Week Induction and Confirmation
5th Week Popper: Conjecture and Refutation
6th Week Kuhn and Normal Science
7th Week Kuhn and Revolutions
8th Week Lakatos, Laudan, Feyerabend, and Frameworks
9th Week Science, Sociology, and Feminism
10th Week Naturalism and Science
11th Week Scientific Realism and Explanation
12th Week Bayesianism and Modern Theories of Evidence
13th Week Empiricism, Naturalism, and Scientific Realism
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGGaarder, J., and Moller, P. (2015). Sophie's world: A novel about the history of philosophy. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Godfrey-Smith, P. (2003). Theory and reality: An introduction to the philosophy of science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Gaarder, J. (2015). Sofie?nin dünyası. (Sabir Yücesoy, Trans.). İstanbul: Pan (Original work published in 1991).
Stumpf, S. E., and Fieser, J. (2012). Philosophy: History and readings. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Questions/Answers,Other
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Assignment440
Total(%)70
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)70
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)30
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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