Research Seminar in the Philosophy of Natural Sciences

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Roman Frigg T501a


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Philosophy. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Topics in the philosophy and history of modern science, with a special focus on the natural sciences. The seminar incorporates the regular meeting of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) and the Sigma Club. Details regarding BSPS and Sigma can be found on their respective websites ( and Together these take up about 5 meetings each term. The remaining meetings are run as a research seminar, meaning that research students and members of the department present recent research which will then be discussed. In the summer term five seminars are run jointly with the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL. The topic of the seminar will be chosen so that it covers aspects of both the history and the philosophy of science. The topic is to be chosen by seminar participants.


15 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT. 12 hours of seminars in the ST.

Key facts

Department: Philosophy

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

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