Epistemology and Methods of Investigation
Universidad de Belgrano
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Area of Study
Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Philosophy
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units2
Hours & Credits
? Formal and factual science.
? The scientific explanation.
? The role of deduction in science.
? Scientific analysis: scientific disciplines, paradigms, theories and programs of investigation.
? Testing hypothesis.
? Testing limits.
? Statistical testing.
? Comparing theories.
? The relation of epistemology to other disciplines: philosophy, social sciences, experimental sciences.
? Development of scientific thought.
? Social repercussions.
? Ethical aspects of ethic transformations.
? History of scientific development in Argentina with emphasis on chemistry.