Epistemology, causation and modelisation

lppe1306  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Epistemology, causation and modelisation
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Language
English
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Content
  1. Scientific representation: point of view, quantification, idealization and approximation
  1. Statistical modeling in social sciences
  1. Causation = the action of laws?
  1. Evolution of causality in social sciences
  1. Causation = counterfactual dependance?
  1. Counterfactuals in social sciences
  1. Causation = manipulability?
  1. Probability in social science
  1. Causation = probability/statistical dependance?
  1. Principle of common cause
  2. Causation and explanation
  3. Structural approaches in social sciences
Evaluation methods
Oral exam
Online resources
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Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics