Physics and Philoshophy

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ / Physics and Philoshophy
CodeΙΦΕ102
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorArgyrios Nikolaidis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003051

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

Registered students: 41
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreGeneral Electives744

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600100141
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1173.9
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Last Update
14-06-2016