Logic and Philosophy of Science (Master/Hauptfach)

Beschreibung des Studienfachs

Logic and Philosophy of Science is an international MA program of the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich.

LMU has a long-standing tradition in both philosophy of science and logic reaching back to the time of Wolfgang Stegmüller and Kurt Schütte. In recent years, this tradition has been revived by establishing two new chairs in logic and philosophy of language (held by Hannes Leitgeb) and in philosophy of science (held by Stephan Hartmann), and by founding the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). Hannes Leitgeb was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2010. In April 2012, a second Alexander von Humboldt Professorship was awarded to Stephan Hartmann.

The MCMP provides a lively environment for studying logic and philosophy of science. The MCMP is embedded into the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies at LMU which is one of the largest in the German-speaking world, covering a wealth of philosophical research areas, and attracting students and researchers from around the world.

Our MA program is not just open to philosophy and logic undergraduates but we also aim to attract undergraduates from relevant scientific disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, economics, linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, the social sciences or related disciplines.

Tätigkeits- und Berufsfelder

The course of studies serves in particular to recruit excellent young scientists in the research areas of logic, philosophy of science and the applications of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy. In addition, the program qualifies graduates in the sense that key qualifications, methodological skills and the ability to abstract, analyze and transfer knowledge, enabling them to cope with diverse and complex tasks in a short period of vocational training. Individual interests and personal commitment ultimately decide on the professional career.

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Logic and Philosophy of Science (Master)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 Fachsemester

Bewerbung und Zulassung

Zulassungsmodus 1. Semester
Zulassungsmodus höheres Semester

Admission to the Master's program Logic and Philosophy of Science requires, in addition to a first degree qualifying for employment, at least 180 ECTS credits or an equivalent degree from Germany or abroad in philosophy, logic and philosophy of science, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, neurosciences, engineering sciences, computer science, economics, linguistics, psychology, cognitive sciences, social sciences or a related subject. The application for the aptitude procedure must be submitted to the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies for the following winter semester by June 10 (cut-off deadline).

Further Information: https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/students/ma/application/index.html

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Der Studiengang im Detail

To complete the MA program, students must earn 120 ECTS (that is, credit points). Students are required to write a master thesis and complete the following course requirements:

  • 4 Master colloquia (Central Topics in Logic I & II, Central Topics in Philosophy of Science I & II)
  • 2 special Master lectures (Formal Methods I & II)
  • 6 elective courses in at least two of the following modules:
    • Logic
    • Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
    • General Philosophy of Science
    • Philosophy of the Special Sciences
    • Rational Choice and Formal Epistemology
    • Themes in Analytic Philosophy
  • 1 Master thesis preparation course
  • 1 Disputation (defense of the Master thesis)

A full description of all modules can be found in the modules catalogue for the "Master's Program: Logic and Philosophy of Science" (see Modulhandbuch below).

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