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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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Philosophy of Science 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Johtamiskorkeakoulun tohtoriohjelma
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the doctoral student understands the nature of scientific knowledge and is familiar with the general features of scientific theories, concepts, laws, approaches and research methods. S/he understands the development of science and is able to identify and classify fields of science, scientific traditions and schools of thought. S/he knows on a general level how to formulate scientific hypotheses and deduce research results. The doctoral student is able to choose from the different philosophy of science perspectives and understands how they influence the research topic, hypotheses, research methods and results. S/he is able to use the fundamental questions in the philosophy of science and relate them to her/his own field in a comprehensive and nuanced way.

General description

The course deals with some or all of the following themes: 1. Research topics and the classification of fields of science. 2. Concepts, propositions and arguments. 3. Hypotheses, explanations and justifications. 4. Scientific realism and anti-realism. The course may also deal with other relevant questions related to the philosophy of science.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Antti Keskinen, Teacher responsible


11-May-2018 – 25-May-2018
Lectures 16 hours
Fri 11-May-2018 at 16-20, Päät A08
Fri 18-May-2018 - 25-May-2018 weekly at 10-16, Päät A08