Philosophy & Ethics
The Master's specialisation in Philosophy and Science analyses the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. How did philosophy bring forward the modern sciences? And how can we use philosophical insights in current sciencific debates?
Philosophy and science don't mix. Or do they? What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." It is not without reason that Isaac Newton called his physical masterpiece "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." And today, the two are still closely connected. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science for both answers to our theoretical questions and solutions to our practical problems. This Master's specialisation will give you a better understanding of the evolution, the current status and the implications of the scientific worldview.