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%)
12 credit points of HPSC3XXX or PHIL3XXX or HSTY3XXX