This course provides a survey of motivations, trends and directions in the philosophy of science in the twentieth century. During twelve sessions, we shall engage with both introductory materials and in-depth issues when necessary. In addition to underlining the pertinence of philosophy of science today, we shall focus on trajectories which specifically engage with the problems of modern philosophy from Hume and Kant to Wittgenstein and Russell and in doing so, they also point to new problems and conceptual territories hitherto hidden to or ignored by general philosophy. To this end, we will closely examine the works of such leading figures as Carnap, Hempel, Reichenbach, Stegmüller, Putnam and Grünbaum.
Image: The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even; Marcel Duchamp, 1923