Information Package / Course Catalogue
History and Philosophy of Science
Course Code: EPÖ562
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

It is aimed to know the concepts of science history and science philosophy, to comprehend the relationship between science and philosophy, to examine historical development of science history and science philosophy critically and to develop a perspective on these disciplines.

Course Content

The history of science and philosophy of science concepts, the relationship between science and philosophy, Science and Philosophy at the Ancient Greek Age, Medieval Europe and Scholastic Philosophy, Science and Philosophy in the Islamic Cultural Geography, Science and Philosophy in Renaissance Europe, Philosophy of Science in Enlightenment and Positivism, the new mathematical way of knowing, the transformations that the new cosmology and physics cause in science and philosophy, the contemporary concepts of science and philosophy

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to understand the concepts of science history and science philosophy
2.To be able to comprehend the relationship between science and philosophy
3.To be able to examine transformations in science and philosophy
4.To be able to develop a perspective on science and philosophy
5.To be able to explain the concepts of contemporary science and philosophy
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Clifford D. Conner Halkın Bilim Tarihi, Ankara: Tübitak, 2010.
2.Thomas S. Kuhn Bilimsel Devrimlerin Yapısı, İstanbul: Kırmızı, 2008.
3.Macit Gökberk, Felsefe Tarihi, Remzi Kitabevi.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
History of science and philosophy of science
Week 2 - Theoretical
The relationship between science and philosophy
Week 3 - Theoretical
Science and philosophy at the Age of Ancient Greek
Week 4 - Theoretical
Medieval Europe and Scholastic Philosophy
Week 5 - Theoretical
Science and Philosophy in Islamic Culture Geography
Week 6 - Theoretical
Science and Philosophy in Renaissance Europe
Week 7 - Theoretical
Philosophy of Science at the Age of Enlightenment and Positivism
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The new Empiric-mechanic-mathematical way of knowledge
Week 10 - Theoretical
the transformations that the new cosmology and physics cause in science and philosophy
Week 11 - Theoretical
the contemporary concepts of science and philosophy
Week 12 - Theoretical
the contemporary concepts of science and philosophy
Week 13 - Theoretical
Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend
Week 14 - Theoretical
Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend
Week 15 - Theoretical
General evaluation
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141356
Assignment42424
Reading52535
Midterm Examination1527
Final Examination1628
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)130
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PÇ-3
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PÇ-9
OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-2
4
5
5
4
4
4
4
5
5
OÇ-3
5
5
4
5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-5
5
5
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
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