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Collected by: University of Melbourne

Archived since: Sep, 2008

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A collection of the web sites of the University's Schools. These may be part of or affiliated with a particular University Faculty or Department.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Science & Health Society & Culture

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Title: History and Philosophy of Science : School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry : Faculty of Arts

URL: http://hps.unimelb.edu.au/

Description: History and Philosophy of Science studies science just as science studies the world. From global warming to gene technologies, from cyber-relationships, to religion and politics, science and technology mediate change and help us understand the world and our place in it. HPS brings together teaching and research in the history of science and medicine, the philosophy of science, the social studies of science and technology, Social Theory and Computer Applications. HPS seeks to bridge the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities. And with science and technology's central place in modern life, we need to think about scientific knowledge and its applications in a systematic, critical way. While most of us are not professionally trained to manipulate scientific knowledge independently, we can acquire a form of scientific and technological literacy that enables us to understand 'where the science is coming from' and what it means for us and our needs. The University of Melbourne began teaching HPS in 1946, one of the first places in the world to do so. It is one of the most eclectic programs in the university, embracing interests in 'almost everything'.

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Subject:   Academic Programs Research

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