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100 % en línea

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Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Fechas límite flexibles

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Horas para completar

Aprox. 7 horas para completar

Sugerido: 4 hours/week...
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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2 horas para completar

What is this thing called science? (Michela Massimi and Duncan Pritchard)

Introduction to philosophy of science: the nature of scientific knowledge, the debates about the scientific method and the problem of underdetermination. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 25 minutos), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
1.2 What is Science?14m
1.3 Duhem & Kuhn8m
Reading7 lecturas
Lecture slides10m
Recommendation for reading10m
Epistemic relativism10m
Inductivism and Falsificationism10m
Underdetermination10m
Philosophers10m
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 1 Practice Quiz: What is this thing called science? 18m
Semana
2
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2 horas para completar

Week 2: The origins of our universe (Michela Massimi and John Peacock)

How did our universe form and evolve? Was there really a Big Bang, and what came before it? ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 41 minutos), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
2.2 A Very Brief History of Cosmology part I10m
2.2 A Very Brief History of Cosmology part II10m
2.3 Cosmology & Scientific Methodology5m
2.4 Conclusion5m
Reading7 lecturas
Lecture slides10m
Recommendation for reading10m
General overview of modern cosmology10m
Unobservability and indistinguishable spacetimes10m
Smolin on cosmology, time and laws10m
Chris Smeenk10m
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 2 Quiz: The origins of the universe20m
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para completar

Week 3: Dark Matter and Dark Energy (Michela Massimi and John Peacock)

According to the currently accepted model in cosmology, our universe is made up of 5% of ordinary matter, 25% cold dark matter, and 70% dark energy. But what kind of entities are dark matter and dark energy? ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 52 minutos), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
3.2 Dark Matter & Dark Energy part I18m
3.2 Dark Matter & Dark Energy part II13m
3.3 What prospects for Cosmology?9m
3.4 Conclusion3m
Reading7 lecturas
Lecture Slides10m
Find and share news on the frontiers of science!10m
Recommendation for reading10m
On Kuhn and the rationality of theory choice10m
Underdetermination of theory by evidence10m
Dark matter and dark energy10m
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 3 Quiz: Dark matter and dark energy20m
Semana
4
Horas para completar
4 horas para completar

Week 4: The anthropic principle and multiverse cosmology (Alasdair Richmond and John Peacock)

Anthropic reasoning attempts to understand peculiarities of the physical universe via context-sensitive observers in a multiverse of different distinct universes. What are the problems and prospects of this view?...
Reading
3 videos (Total 51 minutos), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
4.2 The Anthropic Principle and Cosmology Part I14m
4.2 The Anthropic Principle and Cosmology Part II17m
Reading5 lecturas
Lecture Slides10m
Recommendation for reading10m
Inflationary cosmology10m
Multiverse Cosmology10m
Related work by Philosophy staff at the University of Edinburgh10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 4 Quiz: The anthropic principle and multiverse cosmology20m
Horas para completar
10 minutos para completar

Philosophy and the Sciences Part 2

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Reading
1 reading
Reading1 lectura
Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences10m
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Beneficio de la carrera

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Principales revisiones

por DLNov 27th 2017

Many of the mathematical elements were beyond me, but the instructors presented the material in such a way that it really demonstrated the art of philosophical thinking about the field of science.

por KKJun 7th 2018

Nice slides.Lectures are well prepared .Quizzes are relevant to the subject and thoughtfully worded so that even wrong choices also contribute to the knowledge of the study material.

Instructores

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Professor Michela Massimi

Full Professor
Philosophy
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Dr. Suilin Lavelle

Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Dr David Carmel

Lecturer
Psychology
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Dr Mark Sprevak

Senior Lecturer
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
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Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Professor Andy Clark

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
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Professor John Peacock

Professor of Cosmology
Institute for Astronomy
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Professor Barbara Webb

School of Informatics
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Dr Kenny Smith

School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
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Dr Peggy Series

Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation
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Louise Connelly

E-Learning Developer
University of Edinburgh

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