Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

History & Philosophy of Science: Revolutions in Science

when 25 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 425

Science is one of the major determinants of modern society. Both the history and philosophy of science aim at a deeper understanding of the nature of the scientific enterprise and the knowledge it produces. The philosophy of science studies general questions concerning the nature of scientific knowledge and scientific methods, but also includes conceptual analysis of fundamental theories such as relativity, quantum mechanics, evolution and modern genetics. The historical approach focuses on the development of scientific thought and practice in times past. It does not limit itself to the problems, methods and solutions assigned by scientists, but extends its scope to the interplay with cultural, social or institutional features at particular times and places.

Course leader

Prof.dr. D.G.B.J. Dieks and Dr. J.A.E.F. van Dongen Prof. dr. Frans van Lunteren, Prof. dr. Floris Cohen, Prof. dr. Bert Theunissen, Prof. dr. Albert Visser

Target group

Advanced and ambitious bachelor students in the Humanities or Sciences with a strong interest in History and Philosophy of Science. The Utrecht Summer School curriculum will provide you an excellent introduction to the field of HPS and offer an opportunity to get acquainted with the HPS master program in Utrecht.

Course aim

Introducing students to modern debates in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS). The central theme will be Scientific Revolutions.

Credits info

1.5 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 425: • € 425 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 225 - Course + course materials
EUR 225: Course + course materials


A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) fee waivers intended for talented students from developing countries is available. Talented students from other countries can also apply. There are no travel grants. If you seek financial support y

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