This course provides you with a sophisticated and focused overview of contemporary philosophy of science. It aims to prepare you for advanced research in this active area, with special emphasis on developing skills of analysis, interpretation and expression.
This 180-credit course comprises taught modules (30 credits each) and a 12,000-18,000-word research dissertation (60 or 90 0credits).
There is one compulsory module in general philosophy of science, and a number of philosophy of science specific options including: • philosophy of physics • philosophy of biology • realism and representation in science • metaphysical issues in science.
Tuition consists largely of small-group seminars, sometimes combined with lectures. Assessment is by essays, the main exception being the dissertation.