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Research interests

My research interests reside at the intersection of digital humanities and integrated history and philosophy of science. In my 2015 book, The Laws of Scientific Change, I proposed a general descriptive theory of scientific change that has since become the basis of a newly emerging empirical study of science, scientonomy. I developed a new workflow for digital humanities and implemented it by co-founding the online encyclopedia and the peer-reviewed journal of scientonomy as means for a fruitful integration of the history and philosophy of science. I currently lead a team of scholars that work on advancing our knowledge of scientific change by developing a system of diagram-templates for visualizing worldviews, refining and propagating the new workflow, and creating a database of intellectual history.

Teaching interests

I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the history and philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and the history of philosophy. The structure of my courses reflects my conviction that the history of science and the theory of science are best approached together. Currently, I teach the following courses:

  • HPS100 Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
  • HPS250 Introductory Philosophy of Science
  • HPS309 Aristotelian-Medieval Worldview
  • HPS4600 Theory of Scientific Change

Selected publications

  • The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer, 2015.
  • Lectures on Philosophy. Volume 3: Metaphysics. Limush, 2008.
  • Lectures on Philosophy. Volume 2: Epistemology. Asoghik, 2006.
  • Lectures on Philosophy. Volume 1: Introduction. Asoghik, 2006.

Contact Information

  • Personal Title: Assistant Professor
  • Location: VC 312
  • Telephone number: +1 (416) 978-6973
  • E-mail address: hakob.barseghyan@utoronto.ca