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Epistemology of Science - YMGS502
Title: Epistemology of Science
Guaranteed by: Programme Gender Studies (24-KGS)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:written
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. Věra Sokolová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Ing. Petr Pavlík, Ph.D.
Class: Courses unavailable to incoming students
Incompatibility : YMGS102
Interchangeability : YMGS102
Is incompatible with: YMGS102, YMGS202
Is interchangeable with: YMGS102, YMGS202
Annotation - Czech
Last update: Ing. Petr Pavlík, Ph.D. (10.09.2022)
Annotace The course aim is to introduce students to methodology and methods used in feminist social-science research and to offer them an opportunity to critically reflect on dialog between traditional science and alternative paradigms, between mainstream science and feminist alternatives etc. Thematic areas 1. Why study epistemology? Feminist perspectives 2. Nature of Science 3. Knowledge in Context 4. Theory, observation and practical adequacy 5. Paradigms - assumptions and implications for research 6. Advantages and disadvantages of traditional division to quantitative and qualitative research 7. Gender and epistemology 8. Empiricist epistemology 9. Stand-point epistemology 10. Stand-point epistemology: rekonceptualization 11. Epistemic communities 12. Otherness as a challenge to epistemology 13. Feminist epistemology and natural sciences 14. Final reflections
Descriptors - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Tatiana Chavalková Badurová (10.09.2020)

Povinný předmět studijního programu Genderová studia. Zápis možný pouze pro domovské studující - provádí jej tajemnice programu.

This is a mandatory course of the Gender Studies study programme. Only students of the programme can attend it - registration is administered by the Secretary.

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: Kristýna Macková (22.02.2019)

GUBA, E. G., LINCOLN, Y.S. (eds.). „Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences.“ Pp. 163-188 in N.K., DENZIN, Y.S., LINCOLN. Handbook of qualitative research. London: SAGE Publications, 1994. ISBN 0-7619-1512-5.

MORROW, R. A. Critical theory and methodology. London: SAGE Publications, 1994. ISBN 0-8390-4682-1. Vybrané kapitoly.

ALCOFF, L., POTTER, E. (eds.). Feminist Epistemologies. New York: Routledgte, 1993. ISBN 0-415-90450-1. Vybrané kapitoly.

SAYER, A. Method in Social Science: A Realist Approach. New York: Routledge, 1992. ISBN 0-203-16360-5. Vybrané kapitoly.

TANESINI, A. An Introduction to Feminist Epistemologies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 1999. ISBN 0-631-20012-6.


HARDING, S. The Science Question in Feminism. London: Cornell University Press, 1986. ISBN 0-8014-1880-1.

LAKATOS, I., MUSGRAVE, A. (eds.). Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970. ISBN 0-521-09623-5. Vybrané kapitoly.

HARDING, S., O’BARR, J. F. (eds.). Sex and Scientific Inquiry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. ISBN 0-226-31626-2. Vybrané kapitoly.

KUHN, T. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN 978-0226-45808-3.

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