Welcome to the History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program at Notre Dame
"philosophically engaged history of science"
"historically rich philosophy of science"
Our doctoral program offers graduate-level instruction leading to a discipline-based HPS Ph.D. Students in our distinctive, inter-departmental program are also fully trained in philosophy, history, or theology.
We also offer a concurrent master's degree to students enrolled in other Notre Dame Ph.D. programs.
Our faculty members are drawn from a variety of departments including history, philosophy, theology, english, and the program of liberal studies. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds in the humanities and sciences, and take their HPS expertise on into positions in academia and elsewhere (see our alumni page).
Keep in touch with the HPS community here at Notre Dame: check out the calendar of HPS Upcoming Events!
Katherine Brading kicks off the 54th Annual Lecture Series at Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science
Click here to read the write up from Brading's talk, titled "Absolute, True and Mathematical Time in Newton’s Principia," by Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, John Norton.
The Reilly Center and HPS take part in the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
Notre Dame is hosting the 27th annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). The theme this year is "Postnatural" and the conference will feature Reilly Fellows Laura Walls, Frencesca Bordogna, Jean Dibble, John Sitter, Kate Marshall, and Katherine Brading, as well as HPS PhD candidate Manuela Fernandez and HPS student Jeremy Steeger! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates from the conference.
Click here for the conference website, which includes program materials and more information about related events.
Chakravartty and Stapleford will serve as interim co-directors of HPS
Professors Anjan Chakravartty (philosophy) and Thomas Stapleford (program of liberal studies) will serve as interim co-directors of the History and Philosophy of Science graduate program for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Current director Katherine Brading will be on leave after winning an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship for her research project titled “Theoretical Physics as a Contribution of Philosophy,” in which she will attempt "to demonstrate the depth and range of Newton’s philosophical engagement and the novelty of his solutions." (See story here.)
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