What is History and Phiosophy of Science (HPS)?

Dr Kristian Camilleri provides an overview of the History and Philosophy of Science.


The aim of History and Philosophy of Science is to understand science based on its works, its historical development and its function in modern society. History and Philosophy of Science integrates philosophical, historical and sociological approaches to the study of science. It provides students with an insight into scientific methods and objectives without actually having to do science. Students will gain analytical skills in evaluating scientific (and non-scientific) knowledge as well as a broad understanding of the historical development of science in its interactions with philosophy, religion and society.