Denmark, Aarhus

Integrated History and Philosophy of Science

when 3 July 2013 - 31 July 2013
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

How are history and philosophy of science related to each other? How can historical studies of science be brought to bear on the philosophical interpretation of scientific practice? Conversely, how can philosophical reflection on science enrich the historical understanding of scientific development? In this course, we will discuss these questions and examine various possibilities of blending history and philosophy of science, by exploring topics such as the dynamics of scientific change, the function of experimentation and measurement, and the structure of scientific discovery. Course offered by Department of Science Stuides.

Course leader

Theodore Arabatzis, University of Athens

Target group

Master students

Course aim

Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to:

- Characterize the field of integrated history and philosophy of science
- Identify the merits and difficulties of integrating history and philosophy of science
- Discuss key topics in the history and philosophy of science.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.