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01: Methodology and constitution of science

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
German and English language

LECTURE OUTLINE (Draft 1)

Lecture 1
Friday, 20/8
13:30-16:30
2ndary School

Jarvie
Introduction, science as satisfactory explanation
Traditional and cultural aspects of society are also subject to scientific inquiry
Ch. 25 of Popper, The open society and its enemies
Popper s paper,  Towards a rational theory of tradition in Conjectures and refutations
13:30-14:10

Zamora
Introduction and comments
Radnitzky,  Cost-benefit thinking in the methodology of research in Economic Imperialism.
15:00-15:40

Lecture 2
Saturday, 21/8
13:30-16:30
2ndary school

Jarvie
Growth of Knowledge
The peculiarities of explaining the social order stem from the social order itself, rather than methodological problems of studying it
Hayek, chs. 3 and 4 of Individualism and economic order
Popper,  The logic of the social sciences
15:00-15:40

Zamora
The abstract conception of science as a competitive game
Zamora,  Scientific inference and the pursuit of fame , Philosophy of Science, july 2002.
13:30-14:10

Lecture 3
Sunday, 22/8
13:30-16:30
2ndary school
Jarvie
The Logic of the Situation
The zero method of explanation in social science
Popper,  Models, instruments, and truth
Jarvie, ch. 1 of Concepts and society
13:30-14:10

Zamora
Critical comments and the question of the applicability of science to itself

Lecture 4
Monday, 23/8
13:30-16:30
2ndary school

Jarvie
Science as an Institution
Merton s early work unduly slighted and still valuable
Merton, chapters from The sociology of science
15:00-15:40

Zamora
Self-interested scientists and the pursuit of truth: a  semi-visible hand explanation

Lecture 5
Tuesday, 24/8
13:30-16:30
2ndary school

Jarvie
Science and Society as Institutions that Embody and Foster Learning
Jarvie ch. 5 of The republic of science
13:30-14:10

Zamora
Verisimilitude and the methodological unity of the sciences
Zamora  Verisimilitude and the methodology of scientific research programmes , Zeitschrifft für algemeine Wissenschafts Theorie, 2002

Lecture 6
Wed, 25/8
13:30-16:30
2ndary school

Jarvie
Putting the Reform of Science on the Agenda
Science is a mixture of designed and  just grown institutions, with severe democratic deficit. How shall this be rectified?
Jarvie The republic of science
Fuller The governance of science
15:00-15:40

Speakers

Univ.-Prof., Lehrstuhl für Nationalökonomie, insbesondere Wirtschaftstheorie, Universität des Saarlandes
Distinguished Research Professor, York University, Toronto Chair
Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science. Faculty of Philosophy. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (uned), Madrid, Spain. Chair

Dr. Max ALBERT

Univ.-Prof., Lehrstuhl für Nationalökonomie, insbesondere Wirtschaftstheorie, Universität des Saarlandes

 Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre in Würzburg, Mannheim und Konstanz
1992 Promotion und
1998 Habilitation in Konstanz
1999-2003 Professur für Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Universität Koblenz-Landau
seit 2003 in der o.a. Position an der Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken

Jesus ZAMORA BONILLA

Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science. Faculty of Philosophy. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (uned), Madrid, Spain.

 Formerly, he has been professor of philosophy of science and economic methodology at Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, Spain), and he worked as well as a high school teacher.
 He is Ph.D. both in philosophy and in economics.
 As academic coordinator of the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation, he has organised numerous international meetings on economics and philosophy.
 He has taken part in several research projects on philosophy of science, and is currently the coordinator of a research on the public perception of science for the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology.

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