The research area of Logic and Philosophy of Science characterizes itself for its great sensitivity towards the analysis of current problems in the theory of knowledge, science, and technology. Currently the interests of the area focus on a wide range of questions articulated in strategic lines of great scientific, technological and social significance.
This postgraduate program is both academic and research oriented. The structure and contents of the Master are conceived in such a way that a substantial number of students are expected to choose to continue and earn their PhD. In fact, this Master constitutes the taught section of the postgraduate program. However, compared to the traditional doctorate, it offers the advantage that after completing 60 credits, including the Master thesis, the student will obtain the Master degree in Logic and Philosophy of Science.
The Master in Logic and Philosophy of Science consists in four guided itineraries including a list of optional courses whose subject matter coincides with the title. Some courses are listed in more than one track as they are relevant to more than one.
For more details on each of these tracks click below on the links to see the courses, lecturers and a brief summary of their contents:
This track, argumentation studies, focuses on conflict-solving through rational discussion, touches upon both the theoretical problem of rationality and speech as well as on the practical field of cultural criticism and mediation.
Characteristic of this track are: 1) the study of various information technologies and of the formal problems that are to be solved in order to develop them: Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, computability, etc.; 2) The study and development of classical and non-classical logics, and 3) the history, and philosophy of logic.
The study of Science, its social conflicts and the evaluation and implementation processes of technical and social evaluation of its effects and history provide a practical and theoretical dimension highly demanded by society and its institutions.
The Study of the relationship between language and universe, cognitive models and their applications to artificial intelligence as well as issues related to communication, speech and pragmatics, meaning, intentionality, and theories of mental representation involves matters of considerable philosophical depth.