FSS:PSYb2750 Philosophical foundations of p - Course Information
PSYb2750 Philosophical foundations of psychological knowledgeFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
- Tue 10:00–11:40 Aula
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- ! PSY275 Philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- This course pursues selected issues in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and argumentation theory. It aims to provide a deeper insight into the debates that students already know or will learn from courses on research methodology in psychology. A particular focus is on the understanding of basic philosophical standpoints and their rationale. A section focused on the theory of argumentation aims to cultivate a general skill of critical thinking in professional debates within psychology.
- Learning outcomes
- After passing this course, student will be able:
- to identify author's epistemological standpoint in psychological literature;
- to reconstruct arguments for and against basic approaches in philosophy of science and mind;
- to explain how research and statistical methodologies are affected by different philosophical approaches;
- to analyze arguments in terms of their quality and to identify basic argumentation fallacies;
- to asses the validity of arguments from the perspective of propositional logic.
- 1. Inductivism and positivism
- 2. Falsification and revolution (Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos)
- 3. Traditional versus Bayesian epistemology
- 4. Realism and anti-realism
- 5. Foundations of logic
- 6. Foundations of argumentation
- 7. Foundations of philosophy of mind
- required literature
- Vědomí bez redukce : antologie esejů ze současné filosofie mysli. Edited by James Hill - Jakub Mihálik. První vydání. Praha: Smršť, 2015. ix, 229. ISBN 9788087634615. info
- PICHA, Marek. Kritické myšlení a rekonstrukce argumentu (Critical thinking and reconstruction of argument). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 41 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6730-1. info
- BEM, Sacha and Huibert LOOREN DE JONG. Theoretical issues in psychology : an introduction. Third edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2013. xi, 400. ISBN 9780857029799. info
- CHALMERS, A. F. What is this thing called science? Fourth edition. Indianapolis: Hackett publishing company, 2013. xxi, 282. ISBN 9781624660382. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, discussions, reading.
- Assessment methods
- Three written tests on the reading materials (3 x max. 5 points) and final written test (max. 50 points). Overall 31 or more points is needed to pass.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
- Teacher's information
- Contact person is Jan Šerek (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Individual consultations take place after the lectures or can be arranged via e-mail.
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