Topic outline

  • The course consists of lectures and readings. The lectures begin at 17:00. The lecture slides and the readings will be available in their own sections.

    With each obligatory reading, write down two questions that emerge from reading the text. Submit the questions in the Assignment section before the relevant lecture.

    Each lecturer will give an essay topic (or a few to select from) on the topics they have covered. The suggested length for the essays is 1-2 pages. Each lecturer will give a deadline for the essay as well as further guidelines if needed.

    If you have anything to ask about the contents or the practicalities, you can email the lecturers:

    Tomi Kokkonen:

    Tuomas Vesterinen:


    The Schedule

    31.1. Introduction (Tomi Kokkonen)

    7.2.  Theories and observations (Sofia Blanco Sequeiros)

    14.2.  Data, theories and phenomena (Sofia Blanco Sequeiros)

    28.2.  Paradigms and the progress of science (Tuomas Vesterinen)

    7.3.  Natural and human kinds (Tuomas Vesterinen)

    14.3.  Science and values (Teemu Lari)

    21.3.  Objectivity (Teemu Lari)

    28.3. Art as an object of study (Edna Huotari)

    4.4. Art and science I (Edna Huotari)

    18.4. Art and science II (Tomi Kokkonen)

    25.4. Explanation and understanding (Tuomas Vesterinen)

    2.5. Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity (Tomi Kokkonen)