Research Seminar in the Philosophy of Natural Sciences

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Roman Frigg


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

Course content

This is a special topics course on the philosophy of the natural sciences, with a particular focus on physics. The course is integrated with the meetings of the Sigma Club. It meet in irregular intervals; there are approximatively 5-7 meetings per term. Details will be announced at the beginning of the term. 


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

As this is a reading group, each participant is invited to take the lead on at least one meeting, choosing a topic and readings in consultation with the instructor, and leading the discussion during at least one of the Monday seminars.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to write one essay per term and to give a seminar presentation.

Key facts

Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Total students 2018/19: 1

Average class size 2018/19: 1

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills