History and Philosophy of Science


The unit for HPS offers a balanced program of history, philosophy and social studies of science and medicine, extending from our first year undergraduate unit of study to research leading to the PhD degree.


Associate Professor Ofer Gal, Dr Dominic Murphy, Dr Hans Pols, Dr Dean Rickles

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History and Philosophy of Science

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History and Philosophy of Science is a fascinating discipline situated at the cross-roads of science and arts. It examines past and current developments in all areas of science, technology, and medicine from a range of humanistic perspectives, using socio-historical and philosophical techniques to explore their social, political, cultural, and conceptual ramifications. HPS is an ideal way to critically engage with science and its social and cultural significance.

Our staff's active research records have attracted significant funding from both Australian and international sources. Publishing widely in their fields of expertise and having attained international recognition for their research, they bring the latest scholarship to their teaching and maintain high standards. Our Unit also regularly hosts researchers with international reputations, who contribute to the vibrant intellectual atmosphere.

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history of science, sociology of science, philosophy of science

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 935