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Sociology of Science - HPSC4103

Year - 2020

This seminar discusses a range of approaches to the social theory of modern science. We will read key texts on questions such as: what makes science part of Western modernity? What is the role of science in the social transformations of the industrial era? In what sense, if at all, can science be said to offer privileged access to reality? What is the relationship between scientific knowledge and social reality?

One 2 hour seminar per week, individual consultation.

5000wd essay (50%) Seminar presentation (50%)

Weekly Readings


12 credit points of HPSC3XXX or PHIL3XXX or HSTY3XXX


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Daniela Helbig
HECS Band: 1
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