The course will review the main topics of scientific metaphysics, epistemology and ethics from the begining of the 20th century to today. Some of the topics that will be addressed are: scientific phenomena, observations, scientific experimentation, theoretical representation, explanation, causality, science as a social phenomenon, objectivity and realism, and, finally, the relation between science and society.
Philosophy of animal part
In this section we will explore the folowing questions: Is there a human nature? Are non human animals conscious? What is the extention of animal cognition? What are our obligations towards non human animals?
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course will be mostly based on traditional lessons. The main method will be the systematic comparison between approaches and positions. Because of the diversity of authors and approaches studied, the students will prepare lessons by carefully reading the suggested materials. Participation during discussions in class will also be essential. The lessons will be provided in a comodal way.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.
The evaluation will take the form of a written exam (80%) and homeworks (2-%).
The evaluation will take the form of a written exam.