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Progress in Science and Philosophy

SS 2022 Dr. techn. Gregor Michael Hörzer OFFLINE
B.Sc modules:
CS-BWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science
KOGW-WPM-PHIL - Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
M.Sc modules:
CS-MWP-PHIL - Philosophy for Cognitive Science

CS-BW - Bachelor elective course
Fri: 10-12

What do we mean by "progress" in science and philosophy? Is there a difference between the nature of progress in the empirical sciences and in philosophy? What, if anything, does the lack of consensus among philosophers tell us about the extent to which there is progress in philosophy? In this course, we will consider and critically assess different accounts of what progress might amount to in the sciences and in philosophy.