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(Exploring) the Scientific Method, MNXA29/SASF10/MNXA19, 7.5 hp

The MNXA19/SASF10 course is given the first period of the spring semester every year and MNXA29 the second study period of the autumn semester every year.

The course is given in English.

Description

The course covers basic questions about what constitutes science and the scientific method; what are the differences between true science and pseudoscience, from charlatanism and fraud; the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science; anthropocentricity and gender perspectives in science; and the connection between natural science and other creative activities such as painting, sculpture and composition.