2023-2024 / PHIL0030-1

Theory of knowledge and philosophy of sciences


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 


Laurence Bouquiaux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course, devoted to the philosophy of physics, has to do with the notions of body, space and motion. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To understand how scientifical problematics and philosophical questions can intercross and be mutually transformed.
To be aware of the interest and vitality of research in the philosophy of sciences by the thorough enquiry into some particular questions.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The course "Introduction à la philosophie des sciences" (BAC2) is a useful but not essential prerequisite. Understanding of this course is made easier by a good command of physics and mathematics at secondary school level.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

A list of books is provided for the students during the course. 
Students have to read a selection of texts available on line (my ulg).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


laurence.bouquiaux@uliege.be 04 366 55 91

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