Epistemology and Methods of Investigation

Universidad de Belgrano

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Epistemology and Methods of Investigation

  • Host University

    Universidad de Belgrano

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2
  • Overview

    COURSE CONTENTS

    ? Formal and factual science.
    ? The scientific explanation.
    ? The role of deduction in science.
    ? Scientific analysis: scientific disciplines, paradigms, theories and programs of investigation.
    ? Testing hypothesis.
    ? Testing limits.
    ? Statistical testing.
    ? Comparing theories.
    ? The relation of epistemology to other disciplines: philosophy, social sciences, experimental sciences.
    ? Development of scientific thought.
    ? Social repercussions.
    ? Ethical aspects of ethic transformations.
    ? History of scientific development in Argentina with emphasis on chemistry.