History and Philosophy of Science
Science is one of the major determinants of modern society. Understanding the nature and the history of the scientific enterprise and the knowledge it produces is a crucial part of understanding the world we live in.
History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities is a Research Focus Area of Utrecht University.
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The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities coordinates the research in the field of history and philosophy of the sciences and humanities. The Centre organizes conferences and seminars, and it administrates the Descartes Fellowships.