History and Philosophy of Science
The History and Philosophy of Science Working Group is co-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. During Fall 2017, we will be reading Jutta Schickore's About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically" (Chicago, 2017).
Meetings are usually held at the offices of the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Philadelphia from 6:15 to 7:45 on second Wednesdays.
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Gary Hatfield is Adam Seybert Professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy and Director of the Visual Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He works in the history of modern philosophy, the philosophy of psychology, theories of vision, and the philosophy of science.
Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University. Her research interests are in philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, history of science, epistemology, gender and science and biomedical ethics.
Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern)
There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.
February 10, 2016
The group read Nancy Nersessian's Creating Scientific Concepts (MIT Press, 2010), chapters 1 & 2.
January 13, 2016
Kevin Connelly of UPenn lead a discussion of Theodore Arabatzis, Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities (Chicago, 2005), chapter 9.
December 9, 2015
Babak Ashrafi, Consortium for HSTM, lead a discussion of Theodore Arabatzis, Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities (Chicago, 2005), chapters 6, 7, and 8.
November 11, 2015
Gary Hatfield introduced chapters 4-5 of Theodore Arabatzis, Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities (Chicago, 2005).
October 14, 2015
Nabeel Hamid introduced chapters 1-3 of Theodore Arabatzis, Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities (Chicago, 2005).
May 13, 2015
Miriam Solomon of Temple University introduced Jutta Schickore, "More Thoughts on HPS: Another 20 Years Later," Perspectives on Science 19 (4): 453-481.
April 8, 2015
Kevin Connolly of UPenn introduced Chapter 6 and Flavia Padovani of Drexel University introduced Chapter 7 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.
February 25, 2015
Louise Daoust of UPenn introduced Chapter 5 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.
January 14, 2015
Phillip Honenberger of CHSTM introduced chapter 4 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.
December 10, 2014
Nabeel Hamid of UPenn introduced Chapter 3 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.