The course has the following main focus areas:
- Historical developments in Philosophy of Science within the humanities and social sciences.
- Hermeneutical concerns within the humanities and social sciences.
- The transition from positivism to postmodernism within Philosophy of Science, and the effect of this on the humanities and social sciences.
- The particular contribution of feminist epistemology to philosophy of science.
- Theology and religious studies as academic disciplines in relation to contemporary trends within Philosophy of Science, and in relation to one another.
- Programme profile: hermeneutical concerns reflecting the current interpretive context of the global mission of the church, e.g. postcolonial perspectives.
Time and place
Autumn semester 2023: VID Stavanger, 6-8 November
Teaching and compulsory activities
The course is offered as an intensive course week with with 3 days of lectures and seminars. Students are required to submit both pre-coursework and post-coursework.
Post-course work: essay, 3000 words (+/- 10%)