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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Philosophy, Science and the Sciences

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Department of Philosophy | Philosophy, Science and the Sciences | Research Training Group: Philosophy, Science and the Sciences

Research Training Group: Philosophy, Science and the Sciences

The Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences is devoted to the dialogue between different forms and models of knowledge in ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic philosophy and science. As an interdisciplinary program, it brings together philosophers, classicists, Arabists and historians of science. It is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and starts in October 2014. Read more on the research program here.

Graduate Program

The Research Training Group offers a structured doctoral program in ancient philosophy and science. Students in the program write dissertations, in German or English, which may be more philosophical or more philological in character. Research and dissertation projects focus on a wide range of authors and subjects. Dissertations in the Research Training Group involve both philosophy and some special science or other (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines that we might not today consider special sciences, such as grammar or divination). The program involves research courses, reading groups, tutorial supervision, international workshops, and intensive short courses. The language of instruction is English. The program has a teaching staff of several full professors as well as many additional faculty. In addition, it will bring distinguished international scholars to Berlin.

Ancient Philosophy & Science Network

The Research Training Group is at the heart of a lively and exciting international community of doctoral students and scholars. The community is connected through the Ancient Philosophy & Science Network (APSN). The partner institutions of the APSN are located at the University of Chicago, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto, all of which are known for their leading philosophy and classics departments. The University of Cambridge joined the network via its unique Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Read more on the APSN here.