Philosophy of the Science, Technology, Art and Society

Philosophy of the Science, Technology, Art and Society

The FCT Doctoral Program in Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art and Society is an interdisciplinary initiative whose axis is the study and investigation of the scientific, technological and artistic world in its interaction with social processes. It crosses branches of knowledge such as the philosophical reflection of science, the sociology of knowledge, science and technology, bioethical research and artistic studies. The program brings together a wide partnership of universities and faculties: from the Universidade de Lisboa, the Centro de Filosofia das Ciências, the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, the Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, and the Faculdade de Ciências, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Faculdade de Direito, Faculdade de Letras and the Faculdade de Medicina; from the Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, the Escola Superior de Música; the Universidade de Aveiro; and from the Universidade de Sevilha, the Grupo de Lógica, Linguagem e Informação.

The PhD programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology, Arte and Society is a four-year programme in which students must obtain a total of 240 ECTS (credits):

  • Curricular Units (60 ECTS);
  • Preparation, submission and thesis defense (180 ECTS).

The curricular units are lectured in the 1st year of the programme throughout 2 semesters:

1st YEAR - 1st SEMESTER

Curricular Units ECTS
Epistemology 6 ECTS
Doctoral Seminar I 8 ECTS
Thesis Project 10 ECTS

One of the following curricular units according to the chosen specialty.

Curricular Units ECTS Specialty
Themes and Problems of Philosophy of Science 6 ECTS Logic and Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Technology 6 ECTS Philosophy of Technology
Science and Technology Social Studies 6 ECTS Science and Society
Art and Science: Representation and Prodution of the Real 6 ECTS Art and Science
Ethics and Bioethics 6 ECTS Bioethics

 

1st YEAR - 2nd SEMESTER

Curricular Units ECTS
Doctoral Seminar II 8 ECTS
Thesis Project 10 ECTS
Specific Specialty Unit 6 ECTS
Elective Unit 6 ECTS

 

ELECTIVE UNITS - 2nd SEMESTER

Curricular Units ECTS Specialty
Logic and Epistemology 6 ECTS Logic and Philosophy of Science
Space, Time and Science 6 ECTS Logic and Philosophy of Science
Cyberculture and Images of the Future 6 ECTS Philosophy of Technology
Sciences of the Artificial 6 ECTS Philosophy of Technology
Theory of Justice and the Problem of Truth 6 ECTS Science and Society
Science and Political Rationality 6 ECTS Science and Society
Art and Science Creation Project 6 ECTS Art and Science
Performing Arts, Image and Cognition 6 ECTS Art and Science
Environmental Ethics 6 ECTS Bioethics

 

2nd YEAR

Curricular Units ECTS
Doctoral Seminar III 16 ECTS
Thesis 44 ECTS

 

3rd YEAR

Curricular Units ECTS
Doctoral Seminar IV 16 ECTS
Thesis 44 ECTS

 

4th YEAR

Curricular Units ECTS
Doctoral Seminar V 16 ECTS
Thesis 44 ECTS
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