What is truth? <br />How do we search for the truth? <br />Are we able to find the truth?<br />
Objects of the course<br />a basic understanding of<br />the philosophy of science <br />the background of scientific theory<br />
Course structure<br />The course consists of 17 units <br />3 parts: <br />General philosophy of science<br />Four main paradigms of social sciences<br />Organizational sciences<br />
Assignments and assessment<br />Reading the assigned literature and participating in class<br />3 case studies (10% each)<br />Discussion (10%)<br />Take home exam including a case study (60%)<br />You have to have at least a 5.5 on the take home exam in order to pass.<br />
Empiricism: a theory of knowledge which asserts that knowledge is gained through experience<br />Interpretative theory: a theory of knowledge which aims at understanding rather than fact gathering<br />Critical theory: theories aimed at both understanding (knowledge)and critiquing society<br />Postmodernism: postmodern thinkers question the idea of a single truth<br />
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