Section for History and Philosophy of Science
The Section for History and Philosophy of Science specialises in epistemological, ethical, social and historical aspects of the natural sciences and mathematics. Members of the section teach a number of courses in philosophy of science taught as mandatory parts of the undergraduate programmes at SCIENCE.
The section encompasses the history and philosophy of the sciences broadly conceived while focused on integrative approaches to history and philosophy of science and on philosophy of science in practice. It holds special expertise in the philosophy of the life sciences, the history and philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of interdisciplinarity. Research in the section is also directed at other areas of history and philosophy of science that are of special importance to practicing scientists, science policy, and science education. Among the topics of current research are biosemiotics and the history and philosophy of responsible conduct of research.
The research group in this section is: Research Group on History and Philosophy of Science
Head of Section
Professor Kristine Cecile Harper