The Master LoPhisc in Logic, Philosophy of Science & Epistemology jointly administered by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) and Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4) is a 2-year graduate programme which provides students with the opportunity to work in depth within a particular area of the field, while acquiring advanced knowledge across the breadth of these disciplines. The course welcomes students from a range of disciplines who want to acquire a high level of competence in one of the areas of the programme, as well as analytical, communication and research skills.
The LoPhiSC programme is set in a thriving research environment, with outstanding research and teaching staff. Students will conduct research and attend lectures mainly at the Sorbonne in Paris and at other affiliated academic institutions in central Paris, which provide extra learning opportunities in neighbouring fields such as cognitive science.
On completion of the programme, students will be in a position to begin work on a PhD dissertation (a small number of doctoral scholarships are available to outstanding students from the European Union). Graduates will be also well positioned to complete their training in view of a variety of careers involving a critical understanding of science, in education, scientific journalism and web-based information, scientific administration and policy-making, or expertise.
Lectures and seminars are generally given in French, although quite a lot of the required reading is in English. Some initial command of French is thus necessary, but can be improved along the way.
If you are interested in the LoPhisc, please contact one of the two directors:
Max Kistler (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne / Paris 1)
Jean-Baptiste Rauzy (Université Paris-Sorbonne / Paris 4)
Information about the admission procedure can be found here:
Finally, an informal presentation of the Master will take place on May 29th, from 2pm to 4pm, at the Maison de la Recherche (28 rue Serpente, Paris 6th). Researchers teaching in the Master as well as current and former students will be present; everybody is welcome.