Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1217) ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
053312 - PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The optional courses allow the student to complete his/her own study program and to characterize his/her own training profile choosing, according to his/her own personal interests, the themes of deepening among a wide range of alternatives.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:
DdD 1 (knowledge and understanding), 3 (autonomy of judgment), 4 (communication skills) and 5 (learning ability)
- ability to acquire, process independently and communicate knowledge not strictly related to the subjects characterizing the Master Program (DdD 1, 3, 4 and 5)
The course aims at providing the students with a critical understanding of the philosophical foundations of science and technology.
What is the relation between philosophy and science? On the one hand, the discoveries by scientists are often inspired by philosophical ideas. On the other hand, scientific achievements and technological advancements pose deep conceptual questions to philosophers. The connection between these disciplines is thus so tied that it becomes difficult to even draw a border between them. This course explores such a connection through the study of important episodes in the history of science. Outstanding issues of philosophy of science and technology, such as scientific progress, the method of science and the confirmation of theories and laws, will be addressed. Moreover, a particular focus will be devoted to philosophical questions concerning the nature of space as they emerge in the foundations of science, especially in relation to the famous debate between Leibniz and Newton.
- Scientific method
- Demarcation between science and pseudo-science
- Scientific progress
- Philosophy of Space: Absolutism vs Relationism
The course has no specific prerequisites
Modalità di valutazione
Final written exam based on general questions about the topics of the lectures.
The final evaluation will be determined by the candidates' presentation capacity and by quality to answer to the exam questions referring to the arguments and the bibliography discussed in the course.
Alan Chalmers, What is This Thing Called Science?, Editore: Hackett Pub Co Inc, Anno edizione: 2013 Note:
Nick Huggett, Space from Zeno to Einstein: Classic Readings With a Contemporary Commentary, Editore: Bradford Books, Anno edizione: 1999 Note:
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
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