2007 HPA213 Philosophy of Science

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA313

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA213 H,L
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 H On Campus 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 I Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 L Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 L On Campus 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 N Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007
Sem 2 W Distance 16-JUL-2007 10-AUG-2007 03-SEP-2007 19-OCT-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R3A] [S3I]
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

This is an introduction to the philosophy of science. Beginning with classical empiricist approaches to science, the unit will study the work of the logical positivists, Popper, Lakatos, Kuhn, Quine and other major figures. Further topics may include scientific explanation, scientific law, varying interpretations of probability and the realism/instrumentalism debate. This unit will be particularly relevant to students taking the combined BA-BSc as well as to BA students taking the Logic and the Philosophy of Science major.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2 x 750 word short assignments (15% each), 1,500 word essay (30%), 2-hour exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: internal; 2-hrs lectures weekly; 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks); dist ed: choice of print-based or web-based delivery (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L,W,I,N
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 in any discipline

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr P Rush

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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