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Philosophical Issues of Science and Engineering

Major – Metallurgy

Specialisation – Ferrous metallurgy

Degree – Master

Course units:

  • Subject area of the philosophy of science
  • Science development concepts 
  • Periods in science history
  • Rise and development of the philosophy of technology

Course contents:

  • Structure and forms of science knowledge
  • Scientific revolutions as forms of science development
  • Main characteristics of milestones of its development
  • Scientism and Anti-scientism
  • Ethic issues of the modern science
  • Main branches of the modern philosophy of technology
  • Engineering sciences as an independent discipline
  • Science and technology correlation at different stages of the technology evolution


  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total – 72 hours

Total points – 2

Laboratory classes – NONE

Midterm assessment – examination

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