History & Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science

Concentration

Coordinator:
Dr. Dennis Sepper
sepper@udallas.edu 

The History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Concentration promotes reflection on a group of related but distinct intellectual disciplines: the natural sciences, the human sciences, and mathematics. Within this multidisciplinary reflection, the central perspectives provided by history and philosophy are complemented by approaches from theology and from the human and social sciences. In addition, the Concentration integrates the perspectives of scientists themselves with those of historians, philosophers, and others who study the sciences from without.

News

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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