Physics and Philoshophy

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ / Physics and Philoshophy
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAnastasios Liolios
Course ID40003051

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreGeneral Electives844

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After attending the course, the students have a global view of the problems we encounter in physics and mathematical logic, and how these problems are tied up to general philosophical issues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Nature and the ancient Greek thought. The Ionians philosophers and the atomists. Platonic Timaios. Mathematics, Logic and Science. The program of Russel and Frege. The dispute between Hilbert and Brouwer. Measuring the infinity with Cantor. Godel's theorem. The limits of knowledge. Quantum Mechanics. The uncertainty principle and the coupling subject-object. Bell's inequalities. Quantum Logic, Physics,Metaphysics and Ontology. The anglosaxon epistemology (Popper, Kuhn, Feyerabend). Unity and diversity in nature. The search of meaning and the late Wittgenstein.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
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