History and Philosophy of Science
The History and Philosophy of Science Working Group is organized with the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium. The group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants. Meetings are usually held at the Center from 6:00 to 7:30 on second Wednesdays.
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October 9, 2013
- November 13, 2013
- December 11, 2013
- Gary Hatfield introduced his Was the Scientific Revolution Really a Revolution in Science as well as Is it time to forget science? Reflections on Singular Science and its history by Jan Golinski and Science is Dead: Long Live Science by Peter Dear
- March 13, 2013
- Emily Parke introduced Detecting Themes and Variations: The Use of Cases in Developmental Biology by Rachel Ankeny and Case Studies: One Observation or Many? Justification or Discovery? by Mary Morgan
- February 13, 2013
- Matthew Lund introduced Ron Giere’s History and Philosophy of Science: Thirty Five Years Later (2012) and Alan Richardson’s From Troubled Marriage to Uneasy Co-Location (2012 )
- January 16, 2013
- Flavia Padovani introduced Scientific Philosophy as a Topic for History of Science (2008) by Alan Richardson and On Scientific Observation (2008) by Lorraine Daston
- November 28, 2012 (note special day)
- Gary Hatfield introduced Don Howard’s Philosophy of Science and the History of Science from the 2011 anthology edited by Steven French and Juha Saatsi, The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science.
- October 10, 2012
- Miriam Solomon introduced two chapters from Histories of Scientific Observation eds. Lorraine Daston and Elizabeth Lunbeck (Chicago, 2011): Seeing is Believing: Professor Vagner’s Wonderful World by Michael D. Gordin (chp. 5) and Frogs on the Mantlepiece: The Practice of Observation in Daily Life by Mary Terrall (chp. 7).
- April 10, 2013