Philosophy of science for economy and society

Third-cycle level | 3.0 credits | Course code: ESFU310
HT 2023
Study period: 2023-11-20 - 2023-12-11
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in Swedish but can be given in English if necessary
Application period: 2023-10-03 - 2023-10-20

Course description

The course provides knowledge about the science-theoretical traditions of central importance in the social sciences - especially in the fields of economic history, geography or innovation,entrepreneurship and management of intellectual assets - as well as how central scientific theoretical concepts within these traditions are used and how their methodological consequences can be analyzed and understood.The course also aims to develop the doctoral student ´s ability to systematically analyze their own dissertation project from a scientific theoretical perspective

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the course require applicants to be admitted to postgraduate education in economic history, geography or innovation, entrepreneurship and management of intellectual assets.


1. Doctoral students admitted to the doctoral program at the Department of Economics and Society at the University of Gothenburg

2. Doctoral students admitted to the doctoral program at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the Univserity of Gothenburg

3. Other eligible applicants

Course syllabus


Reading and reference list

Reading and reference list for the course


Department of Economy and Society


Business, Economics and Law


ESFU310, Vetenskapsteori för ekonomi och samhälle, Philosophy of science for economy and society

CONTACTOlof Zaring