The course deals with general topics with regard to science and scholarship and their function. The so-called demarcation problem is given special attention with questions like the following ones: What distinguishes scientific reasoning from prescientific or unscientific ways of thinking? Are there vital differences in character between research in the liberal arts and social science on the one hand and natural science on the other? If there are, do these differences affect how we conceive of what goes into notions such as scientific reasoning and scientific or scholarly attitude?
To gain access to the course and complete the examinations included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme at Örebro University.
Other applicants than doctoral students admitted at Örebro University may be given access to the course on the grounds of provisions for and/or agreements regarding contracted courses, joint degrees, national graduate schools or cooperation in other respects with other universities.
The course will be given spring semester 2021.
Study rate: Part-time
Number of participants: 20
Language of instruction: English
Application to the course
Deadline for application: 17 January 2021