The aim of the course is to develop a reflective and conscious view about the distinction between science and pseudoscience. In addition to describing the most important theoretical traditions, the course also places a strong emphasis on examining practical issues that arise in everyday life. In an era when the authority of science is being challenged or exploited by newer and newer trends (see e.g. creationism, parapsychology), an important goal of ​​university education is to develop methodological awareness and prepare students for developing articulated opinions on scientific questions concerning society. Therefore, in addition to the problem of pseudosciences and demarcation, the course examines the difference between reliable and unreliable forms of knowledge, the relationship between science, education, society and the media, and the problem of expertise.

Methodology of teaching


Materials supporting learning

The slides and notes, as well as the current dates are always avaialble in moodle: