Philosophy of Science

Course Information
TitleΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΗΣ / Philosophy of Science
CodeGGP 108Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Karakostas
Course ID40001771

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
"Philosophy of Science" lectures are given to students during the first semester. During the first lecture 20-30 groups are formed and are given certain topics, along with literature. The students of each group cooperate in searching additional infrmation on the topic thry are going to present (power-point presentation)and to write the respective essay.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
Philosophy and Science relation. The methodology and nature of scientific knowledge. Methods of acquiring scientific knowledge. Social character of scientific knowledge. Necessity of studying scientific problems. Philosophic problems of specific sciences with emphasis on Geology. Historical evolution of scientific knowledge.
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στοιχεία φιλοσοφίας της επιστήμης, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11279, Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./1992, Συγγραφείς: Παπαζάχος Βασίλειος Κ.,ISBN: 960-431-181-6,Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ο.Ε. Εισαγωγή στη Φιλοσοφία της Επιστήμης, Έκδοση: 3η έκδ./2001, Συγγραφείς: Salmon, M.H., Earman, J., Glymour, C., Lennox, J., Machamer, P., McGuire, J., Norton, J., Salmon, W., Schaffner, K., ISBN: 960-524-052-1 Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης
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