cod. 13051

Academic year 2011/12
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Logica e filosofia della scienza (M-FIL/02)
Formazione interdisciplinare
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
in - - -

Learning objectives

Understanding of the main lines of development of the reflection in the field of contemporary scientific and logical.


Desirable to have a general knowledge of the history of philosophy of the '900.

Course unit content

TITLE OF THE COURSE: The search for a scientific method of the century.
We will know the main issues and problems of contemporary philosophy of science through the consideration of some key texts and emblematic of the authors who have worked in various ways, and for different purposes, for research and the development of a method of theoretical investigation of reality that can be said scientifically valid and acceptable.

Full programme

The logical neopositivism, from the beginning to the end of the Vienna Circle.
Popper, Quine, Weber, Comte, positivism English and German. The main developments of mathematics, physics and biology contemporary.



A. Marsonet,The Scientific thinking of 900, Studium, Roma 2000 ff., P. 1-158, or G. GILLIES - G. GIORELLO, The philosophy of science in 900, Laterza, Bari 2003.

F. DE CAPITANI, Logical-theoretical notes in "On the basis of knowledge" of Moritz Schlick, in AA. VV., 'Vigilantia silentiosa ...'. Studies of philosophy in honor of Leonardo Verga, Angeli, Milan 2001, p. 243-258;

F. DE CAPITANI, On the concept of philosophy, in AA. VV., ... Studies in honor of A. Siclari, Angeli, Milan 2010, p. 131-153.

Teaching methods

Lectures and lessons in front; development of written essays presented and discussed in the classroom.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam with dialectic discussion of the content. Written papers on subjects agreed.

Other information

It is recommended, that if possible, the continued frequency of the lessons in the classroom.