Master in Plant Sciences

Epistemology

Epistemology, History of Science

Université Paris-Saclay specific Teaching Unit

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Coordinator

Thomas HEAMS (AgroParisTech - Université Paris-Saclay).

Content

The following questions are addressed:

  • The concept of the scientific method through the ages.
  • Creating life: technical challenge or theoretical challenge?
  • What is behind a concept: history of the concept of genetic program.
  • History of the critical reception of Darwinism.
  • Necessary doubt, instrumentalized doubt: the scientist facing the unknown.
  • What is a scientific imposture?
  • Science and society: new forms of expertise, citizen panels, public debates.
  • Philosopher's views on the Animal.

Format

  • Conferences by professors of AgroParisTech - Université Paris-Saclay or guests.  
  • Studies of texts and audiovisual documents - Debates - Oral Presentations.

French
Mandatory TU
Lectures: 27h
ECTS: 2
Location: Paris

Modification date: 12 February 2024 | Publication date: 20 November 2020 | By: MSA