History of Philosophy & Science Introduced as New Concentration

History & Philosophy of Science Introduced as New Concentration

The history and philosophy of science (HPS), a program that has been in the works since 2009 and is spearheaded by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Christopher Mirus, is now officially available for students to designate as a concentration.

"Students in the concentration will study the history and philosophy of particular sciences with experts in those fields, while also benefitting from the broader perspectives of historians, philosophers and other nonscientists," according to Mirus.

The concentration requires 15 hours of coursework and includes several new courses such as Scientific Revolutions, Faith and Science and History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

The opening of the concentration coincides with the first lecture of a new series, Science Conversations, which will feature Phillip Sloan, professor emeritus of liberal studies and of history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame, as the speaker on Sept. 27 in the university's Art History Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sloan will speak on the topic "The Converging Life Sciences and Human Dignity: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Biophilosophies."

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