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180119 SE-MA Seminar for Master Candidates (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Seminar with an introductory meeting and 3 en bloc sessions as in-person resp. digital format (beginning with bloc 2):
Introductory meeting: October 11, 2021, 2 p.m.
1st block: November 5, 2021, 9a.m. - 5 p.m.
2nd block: December 3, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd block: January 21, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Attention: Dates and format may change dependent on COVID-regulations!

  • Monday 11.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Friday 05.11. 09:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
  • Friday 03.12. 09:00 - 17:00 Digital
  • Friday 21.01. 09:00 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Deepening and developing the work on projected and running theses (Master or Dissertation) in the Masterprograms philosophy and history, the Masterprogram HPS, esp. dissertations in history and philosophy of science incl. historical science studies.
Topics, contents, and methods of contemporary research in these fields in HPS incl. sociology of science.
Presentation and discussion of related theses and projects in this interdisciplinary field (study programs philosophy and history)

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation and defense of own thesis (Master or Dissertation) with Handout and/or PowerPoint. Simulation of a defensio of the thesis and discussion of all additional presentations.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentation with related materials (handout, ppt) and participation in the discussion during all 3 sessions en bloc.

Examination topics

Presentations and additional related publications in the field of history and philosophy of science (HPS), the history of philosophy of science (HOPOS), and science studies based on a provided reading list

Reading list

Selection of periodicals:
HOPOS. The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte

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