Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM945: Philosophy of Science

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Popper and falsificationism
Kuhn—Paradigms and progress
Discussion: Kuhn’s legacy and essay topics
Realism and anti-realism
The no-miracles argument
The Pessimistic meta-induction
Theories, models and experiments
The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study278Independent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).