Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Philosophy Of Science FEL 405 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TANZER YAKAR
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TANZER YAKAR,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective To make students to be acquainted with the thoughts about science.
Course Content Following the discussions on the formation of the scientific thought.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To define the concept of science in narrow and wide sense. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 To explain the qualities of factuality, objectivity, logicality, selectivity, criticality and generalizativity of science. Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 To discuss about the philosophical foundations of science. Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 To explain the methodical structure of science. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 To define the concepts of deduction, induction, description, experiment, observation, explanation, understanding etc. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
6 To discuss about the theory-fact relation Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam,
7 To define the scientific expressions such as law, theory, hypothesis, presumption, axiom, postulate. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
8 To classify and explain sciences according to their fields of being in which they do research. Lecture, Testing,
9 To evaluate the role of scientific processes and socio-psychical factors in the production of scientific knowledge. Lecture, Testing, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Subject-mattters
3 Verificationism
4 Verificationism
5 Falsificationism
6 Falsificationism
7 Revolutionary view of science
8 Revolutionary view of science
9 Midterm exam
10 Anarchistic view of science
11 Anarchistic view of science
12 Social sciences
13 Social sciences
14 General evaluation
Course Notes [1] Cevizci Ahmet, Felsefe, Sentez yay. İstanbul 2007
Course Resources [2] Ömerustaoğlu , Adnan , Bilgi Kuramı , Araştırma yay. Ankara 2004
[3] Özlem , Doğan “Toplumbilimler” İnsanbilimlerini Açın, Metis, İstanbul 2003
[4] Özlem , Doğan, Doğa Bilimleri ve Felsefe , İnkılap Yay. İstanbul 1996
[5] Yıldırım , Cemal , Bilim Felsefesi , Remzi Yay. İstanbul 1996
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire the skill of analytical and synthetic thinking, reading and acquainting, X
2 To be able to understand and judge the philosophical accumulations at local and universal level, X
3 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the philosophical problems in the sources that are constituted in the field of philosophy, X
4 To be able to connect the universal problems of philosophy with the local problems, X
5 To be able to interrogate the universal problems of mankind, to be able to examine the interrogations in this field, X
6 To be able to deal with the problems of such fields as science, culture and art in a philosophical way, to recognize those questions X
7 To be able to provide the usage of interdisciplinary knowledge for the common and local problems concerning science, religion and art, X
8 To be able to understand, to solve and when necessary to direct the particular problems, X
9 To be able to narrate in writing and in words in a systematic and consistent way the knowledge possessed and suggestions for the solutions of problems, X
12 To be able to attain and to use the knowledge about philosophy and history of science.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 15 15
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5
dersAKTSKredisi 5