Faculty of Textile Technology
 
Course: Theory of Science A

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Study, Module Textile and Fashion Design - graduate, Module Theory and Culture of Fashion
Course summary 4 (2+0+2)
ECTS 6
Knowledge verification oral exam
Precondition for testing Lectures, literature, seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, seminars
Subject content The concept of knowledge, tipology and sciences of knowledge; The concept of science; Modern sciences and experimnent; Approaches to modern sciences; The history of science and change of scientifical paradigms; Methods and methodology; Scientifical investigation; Scientifical explorations and facts; The concept of law in science; Connection between science, technics, technology and economy; The fate of man and naturer in global scientifical-technical surrounding; Contemporary debate about the origins of world between philosophers, creationists and evolutionists.
Aim of course The course examines approaches and matters of scientifically methodology and the concept of science. An introduction to theory of science open the horizon of whole problems from history of science to changes of paradigms. The purpose of course has to be active interaction between students and professor in rearticulation of global situation in which technological development and growing techno-scientifically worldwievs crash down the human perspective of thinking. Topics to be studies include many different scientifical problems, paradigms, solutions in the close connection between natural and social sciences nowadays.
Literature necessary for course Milan Galović, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION, Biblioteka Filozofska istraživanja, Zagreb, 1997.
Thomas Kuhn, THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS, Jesenski and Turk, 1999.
Joseph Ben-David, THE FUNCTION OF SCIENTIST IN SOCIETY, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1986.
Werner Heisenberg, WORLD IMAGE OF CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS, KtuZak, Zagreb, 1998.
Jeremy Rifkin, THE CENTURY OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 1999.
Supplement literature Peter Russell, THE PLANET OF EARTH, Globus, Zagreb, 1989.
John Horgan, THE END OF SCIENCE, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 2001.
Richard Feynmann, PHYSICAL LAWS, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1986.
Paul Feyerabend, AGAINST METHOD, Veselin Masleša, Sarajevo, 1987.