History & Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science

Concentration

Coordinator:
Dr. Dennis Sepper
sepper@udallas.edu 

The History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Concentration promotes reflection on a group of related but distinct intellectual disciplines: the natural sciences, the human sciences, and mathematics. Within this multidisciplinary reflection, the central perspectives provided by history and philosophy are complemented by approaches from theology and from the human and social sciences. In addition, the Concentration integrates the perspectives of scientists themselves with those of historians, philosophers, and others who study the sciences from without.

News

Rekindling 'The Truth of Human Experience'

The urgent task of philosophy in our day, according to the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger, is to relearn the art of seeing what is before us, argues Chad Engelland, director of the philosophy master's program, in his recently published book, "Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn."

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In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" J. Finegan

Former university trustee Robert "Bob" J. Finegan, passed away last week on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and remembered as a courageous and kind spirit.

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