For convenience, here are links to all five parts of the three lectures (some of the files are very large so I split them up) and associated audio and slides files from the short course on “Philosophy of Science and Its Relevance to Research Design” I am teaching at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in October 2021.
This is the video file version — audio over slides — of lecture 3. Once again, huge file, so I split it into two halves; part one, and links to slides-only and audio-only versions, are here.
This is the video file version — audio over slides — of lecture 2. It was such a large file for some reason that I had to split it into two halves! Part one, and the audio-only and slides-only links, are here.
The final podcast lecture in my Spring 2012 SIS-301 “Theories of International Politics” class — and the last podcast of the last time I will teach this class for a while, since I become Associate Dean in a couple of months ad that’s a full-time administrative gig. So, perhaps fitting that the topic of this last podcast lecture is Naeem Inayatullah and David Blaney’s radical reexamination of IR as an enterprise, which raises some fundamental questions about the purpose of IR theory and IR scholarship. Is it science? Is it philosophy? Does it matter? Questions to ponder.