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27-31 Aug 2012, Summer School on History and Philosophy of Science: Revolutions in Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 27-31 Aug 2012
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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 this 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.

This summer school is aimed at introducing students to modern debates in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS). The central theme will be 'Scientific Revolutions'. The course wil consist of a nine to five program from Monday to Friday. Excursion included.

Deadline for registration: 20-05-2011. For more information, see http://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/index.php?type=courses&code=H5

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