The object of the seminar is:|
- to be introduced into the main ongoing methodological discussions in the field
- to become familiar with the main developments in the research field
- to become aware of issues of scientific integrity, both in your own research practice and in the general field
- to be able to critically discuss all these issues with fellow students and colleagues
The research seminar has two components:
1.Attendance of colloquiums: students are required to attend at least 20 HPS colloquiums during their study. These can include HPS thesis colloquiums, Descartes colloquiums and other lectures, colloquiums or symposiums.
2.Participation in a reading group: each student should attend one of the three reading groups (history of science, philosophy of science, or philosophy of physics). These reading groups meet regularly to analyze and discuss research books or papers from the research field. Each of the reading groups has its own set of requirements, including the minimum number of meetings to attend and a small research paper or review.