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Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology


The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) was founded in 1967. It is a graduate studies and research institute offering MA and PhD degrees. IHPST also offers undergraduate courses. It has 13 core faculty and 23 affiliated faculty, all of whom have approval to supervise PhD thesis work. The main areas of faculty expertise are: history of medicine and biological sciences, history of mathematics and physical sciences, history of technology, general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of physics and philosophy of mathematics. The editorial offices of a leading journal in the history of science is housed at IHPST: Annals of Science. IHPST faculty, staff and graduate students occupy the third floor of Victoria College. The approximately 40 graduate students have study carrels and a common room lounge on that floor and have available computers, a printer and flatbed scanner, and wireless access for laptop use. Faculty and students benefit from the incredible resources of the University of Toronto including access to a wide range of graduate courses offered by 28 Arts and Science departments and access to the library resources of a library system ranked third behind Harvard and Stanford universities (Association of Research Libraries ranking). IHPST has a biweekly colloquium series and organises a least one conference a year.

What is History and Philosophy of Science about?

The history and philosophy of science and technology is a discipline that cuts across the sciences and humanities. HPS courses treat science and mathematics, medicine, and technology ... MORE

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