Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: New Paradigms in Science

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Study Fashion Theory and Body Design - postgraduate
Course summary 45
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Precondition for testing Attendance at lectures and participation in seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, seminars
Subject content The concept of knowledge in the philosophy and theories of contemporary sciences; The concept of paradigm and applying in philosophy and sciences; The concept of scientific revolution; Differences between ancient greek and clasical mehanichal science paradigms; The Methodology of science; Scientific explorations and facts; Natural science paradigms and its extrapolation in social sciences and humanities; The Crisis of paradigms; Holistic paradigm and ecology; Postmodern age and necessity of searching to new paradigms of knowledge.
Aim of course The course examines approaches to scientifically methodology and change of paradigms. We are living in the age of fast development and dissapearance od realities. The purpose of course has to be active interaction between students and lecturers in rearticulation of science methodology and investigations in contemporary epistemology of science. Topics to be studied include many different scientifical paradigms in natural and social sciences.
Literature necessary for course Galović, M., Introduction to philosophy of Science and Technics, Zagreb, 1997.
Kuhn, Th., The Structure of scientific revolution, Zagreb, 1999.
Feyerabend, P., Against Method, Sarajevo, 1987.
Horgan, J., The End of science, Zagreb, 2001.
Latour, B., We have never been modern, Zagreb, 2004.