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SS 2020

Subject to alterations!

The current dates and rooms can be found in the KUSSS! This is not a complete list of all courses at our institute. You can find them here:

KUSSS Courses Institute of Philosophy and Science Method

 

LVA.Nr.: 237.120  [528SZPHPDSU14] 

Selective Topics of Social Philosophy ("Ausgewählte Probleme der Sozialphilosophie")

Lecturer: Christian Grimm, MSc

Course, Block, Hrs. 1/wk, ECTS 3
Start: 06/03/2020
 

Curricula:


Sozialwirtschaft Bachelor (§ 5 Wahlfächer "Vertiefung Gesellschafts- und Sozialpolitik");
Sozialwirtschaft Diplom (=KS Aktuelle Themen der Sozial­philosophie: Gender Studies);
Soziologie Bachelor (Wahlfach Sozialphilosophie);
Soziologie Master (Wahlfach Sozialphilosophie);
Kulturwissenschaften Bachelor (Kulturwissenschaftliches Ergänzungsfach);
WiWi Bachelor (§ 5 Wahlfächer Ergänzungsfach Sozialwissenschaftliche/Sozialwirtschaftliche Vertiefung - Sozial­philosophie);
WiWi Diplom neu (Sozialwissenschaftliches Modul lt. § 12, Abs. 1 bzw. § 13);
WiWi Diplom alt (Sozialwissenschaftliches Ergänzungsfach lt. § 15, Abs. 9)

 

Description:

The objective of this course is to offer an interdisciplinary approach from twelve different economic and social-philosophical topics. The topics are grouped into following areas:

  • Social-Philosophy and (theoretical) economics,
  • Social-Philosophy and neoliberal hegemony and
  • Social-Philosophy and economic practise

To each topic at least one literature text is available. The course based on several interactive element: All students have to hold a presentation, which will be discussed afterwards in the plenary. Additionally, students can choose between elaborations or a final exam.

 

Requirements:

Course participation; presentation; three elaborations OR final exam.

 

Literature:

1. Manstetten, Reiner (2004): Das Menschenbild der Ökonomie. Der homo oeconomicus und die Anthropologie von Adam Smith. Verlag Karl Alber, Freiburg/München.

2. Windsperger, Josef (1983): Erwartungen und Investitionen in Keynes´ Allgemeiner Theorie. Eine Interpretation. In: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 9 (5), S. 535-549.

3. Butterwegge, Christoph/ Lösch, Bettina/ Ptak, Ralf (2008): Kritik des Neoliberalismus. 2., verbesserte Auflage. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden. Daraus S.41-49.

4. Flecker, Jörg/ Altreiter, Carina (2014): Warum eine Arbeitszeitverkürzung sinnvoll ist. In: WISO 37 (3), S. 15-28.

5. Kapeller, Jakob (2014): Die Rückkehr des Rentiers. Rezension von: Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. 33(2). S.329-346.

 

LVA-Nr.: 237.520 [425THPHATTS16]

Selected Topics in Theoretical Philosophy ("Ausgewählte Themen der Theoretischen Philosophie")

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Monnerjahn

Seminar, 2-3-weekly, Hrs. 2/wk, ECTS 4

Start: 02/03/2020

 

Curricula:

Bachelor Lehramt Sekundarstufe (Allgemeinbildung) PP B 4.2

 

Description:

This seminar will focus on three core areas in theoretical philosophy: free will, philosophy of science, and consciousness. Based on a common reading list, we will develop suitable topics for presentations and papers that could be submitted to a conference (“Philosophy in school and society”).This seminar will focus on three core areas in theoretical philosophy: free will, philosophy of science, and consciousness. Based on a common reading list, we will develop suitable topics for presentations and papers that could be submitted to a conference (“Philosophy in school and society”).

 

Requirements:

Participating in discussions; a presentation; a seminar paper.

 

Literature:

1. Daniel Dennett: Freedom Evolves.

2. Karl Popper: The Logic of Scientific Discovery.

3. Julian Baggini: The Ego Trick.

 

LVA-Nr.: 237.521 [425THPHATTS16]

Selected Topics in Theoretical Philosophy ("Ausgewählte Themen der Theoretischen Philosophie")

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Monnerjahn

Seminar, ca. 4-weekly, Hrs. 2/wk, ECTS 4

Start: 09/03/2020

 

Curricula:

Bachelor Lehramt Sekundarstufe (Allgemeinbildung) PP B 4.2

 

Description:

This seminar will focus on three core areas in theoretical philosophy: free will, philosophy of science, and consciousness. Based on a common reading list, we will develop suitable topics for presentations and papers that could be submitted to a conference (“Philosophy in school and society”).This seminar will focus on three core areas in theoretical philosophy: free will, philosophy of science, and consciousness. Based on a common reading list, we will develop suitable topics for presentations and papers that could be submitted to a conference (“Philosophy in school and society”).

 

Requirements:

Participating in discussions; a presentation; a seminar paper.

 

Literature:

1. Daniel Dennett: Freedom Evolves.

2. Karl Popper: The Logic of Scientific Discovery.

3. Julian Baggini: The Ego Trick.

 

LVA-Nr.: 237.530 [425THPHETHV16]

Epistemology ("Erkenntnistheorie")

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Monnerjahn

Lecture, 2-3-weekly, Hrs. 2/wk, ECTS 3

Start: 03/03/2020

 

Curricula:

Bachelor Lehramt Sekundarstufe (Allgemeinbildung) PP B 4.1

 

Description:

On the basis of a common reading list, we will discuss questions and topics of central importance to the theory of knowledge: truth, subjectivity/objectivity, learning, logic.

 

Requirements:

Participating in discussions; oral exam.

 

Literature:

1. Francis Bacon: Novum Organon.

2. Karl Popper: Objective Knowledge.

3. Hans Albert: Traktat über kritische Vernunft.

4. David Deutsch: The Fabric of Reality.

 

LVA.Nr.: 237.145 [572WAGSWISK15]

Foundations of Scientific Research ("Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten")

Lecturers: Univ.-Prof. Julian Reiss, PhD
Claus Harringer, BA. MA.

Course, Block, Hrs. 2/wk , ECTS 3
Start: 03/03/2020

 

Curricula:


WiWi Bachelor (§ 4 Pflichtfach "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Gender Studies");
WiWi Diplom new (§ 12 Pflichtergänzungsfach Modul "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Gender Studies", 1. Abschnitt);
Sozialwirtschaft Bachelor (§ 4 Abs.5 Ergänzungs­fach Modul Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Gender Studies);
Sozialwirtschaft Diplom (=Kurs Integrative Lehrveranstaltung)

 

Description:


Subjects of the course are fundamental concepts of Philosophy of science as well as basic techniques of academic work

Core contents: database research, scientific writingscience evaluation, ethical guidelines; explanation, prediction and  designing, theory and model, hypothesis testing, the problem of value judgement.

 

Requirements:


completion of all tests and group works

 

Literature:

1. Reiss, Julian, Philosophy of Economics - A Contemporary Introduction, Routlege, New York/London 20

2. Becker, H. S (1994): Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens. Ffm. / N.Y.: Campus Verlag

3. Bell, J. (2010): Doing Your research Project. A guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social sciences. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill Open University Press.

 

 

LVA.Nr.: 237.331 [300WIFOTHEU15]

Philosophy of Science ("Wissenschaftstheorie")

for PhD-students

Lecturer: Univ.-Prof. Julian Reiss, PhD

Course, weekly, Hrs. 2/wk, ECTS 6
Start: 10/03/2020

 

Curricula:


Doktoratsstudium SoWi neu (ab 01.08.2009);
Doktoratsstudium SoWi alt (=Grundlagen wissenschaftl. Arbeitens);
Doktoratsstudium der Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

 

Description:

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the most important topics in contemporary philosophy of science and discuss their relevance

to dissertations written in the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences.

Particular attention is paid to the following questions: How are scientific hypotheses confirmed and what obstacles can arise? What is a good scientific explanation? Can we assume that the best scientific theories are (approximately) true? What role does objectivity play in science? Is there a fundamental difference between social and scientific research?

 

Literature:

1. Godfrey-Smith, Peter 2003, Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Chicago: Chicago University Press

and a selection of research or encyclopedia articles.

 

 

LVA.Nr.: 237.200  [928OKUPEUOK10]

Epistemology and Economics ("Erkenntnistheorie und Ökonomie")

Lecturer: Univ.-Prof. Julian Reiss, PhD

Course, weekly, Hrs. 27wk, ECTS 3
Start: 04/03/2020
 

Curricula:


Sozialwirtschaft Master (Wahlfach, Schwerpunkt Ökonomie und Philosophie, Ökonomie und Philosophie: Grundlagen)

 

Description:

The aim of this course is to study key philosophical terms, ideas and theories with particular relevance to economics, and to provide tools useful for critical reflection about the foundations of economic thinking.

Particular attention is paid to mainstream (neoclassical) economics and modern econometrics, but alternative schools of thought

and the question of 'pluralistic economics' are taken into account in particular contexts.

 

Literature:

This course is not based on a textbook but on a selection of relevant research articles such as

1. Mill, John Stuart 1844, ‘On the Definition of Political Economy; and on the Method of Investigation Proper To It’, in Essays on Some Unsettled Questions in Political Economy, London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer

2. Friedman, Milton 1953, ‘The Methodology of Positive Economics’ in Essays in Positive Economics, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press

3. Reiss, Julian 2012. "The Explanation Paradox." Journal of Economic Methodology 19(1): 43-62.

4. Dupré, John 2007. 'Fact and Value'. Value-Free Science? Ideals and Illusions. Harold Kincaid, John Dupré and Alison Wylie, Eds. Oxford, Oxford University Press: 27-41.

 

 

LVA-Nr.: 237.510 [425LOTHLOGK16]

Logic ("Logik")

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Monnerjahn

Exercise and lecture, 2-3-weekly, Hrs. 2/wk, ECTS 3

Start: 03/03/2020

 

Curricula:

Bachelor Lehramt Sekundarstufe (Allgemeinbildung) PP B 2.1

 

Description:

On the basis of a common reading list, we will discuss questions and topics of central importance to logic: arguments, formal logic, logical fallacies, logic (and illogic) in practice.

 

Requirements:

Participating in discussions; oral exam.

 

Literature:

1. Jamie Whyte: Crimes Against Logic.

2. Anthony Weston: A Rulebook for Arguments.

 

LVA-Nr.: 232.470 [425PPIDPUPS16]

Psychology and Phylosophy ("Psychologie und Philosophie")

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Monnerjahn

Seminar, 2-3-weekly, Hrs. 2/wk, ECTS 3

Start: 03/03/2020

 

Curricula:

Bachelor Lehramt Sekundarstufe (Allgemeinbildung) PP B 7.1

 

Description:

We will discuss one specific topic at the intersection of psychology and philosophy: the replication crisis in the social sciences. Based on a common reading list, we will develop suitable topics for presentations and papers that could be submitted to a conference (“How to solve the crisis in the social sciences”).

 

Requirements:

Participating in discussions; a presentation; a seminar paper.

 

Literature:

1. Zoltán Dienes: Understanding Psychology as a Science.

2. Karl Popper: Die Logik der Sozialwissenschaften.