History and Philosophy of Science

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Past Meetings

  • December 13, 2017

    Chapters 9 and 10 and Conclusion of About Method
    Jutta Schickore (Indiana) joined the group for the final discussion of her book.

  • November 8, 2017

    Chapters 5-8 of About Method.  The discussion was opened by Tawrin Baker (UPenn)

  • October 11, 2017

    Introduction and Chapters 1-4 of Jutta Schickore's About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically (Chicago, 2017).  The discussion was opened by Miriam Solomon.

  • April 19, 2017

    Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 19, Sugiyama and Sugyama, "Monster Stories," and 22, "Language, Cognition, and Literature." The "Afterword" is also recommended. Devin Curry opened the discussion.

  • March 22, 2017

    Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 8, Darren Irwin, "Culture in Songbirds," and 9, Olivier Morin, "When Does Psychology Drive Culture?"; Philip G. Chase, "Human Culture Is More Than Memes," ch. 14, Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture. Andrew Payne led the discussion.

  • February 8, 2017

    Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 5 and 7 (for and against methodological unity between humanistic and natural scientific approaches in cultural anthropology). 

  • January 11, 2017

    ​Gary Hatfield started the discussion of Creating Consilience, "Introduction", and Rudolf Makkreel, "Wilhelm Dilthey and the Neo-Kantians," Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (1969), pp. 423-440. 

  • December 14, 2016

    Helen Longino, Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013). 

  • November 9, 2016

    Devin Curry introduced Chapters 5-8 of Helen Longino's Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

  • October 12, 2016

    Nabeel Hamid introduced Chapters 1-4 of Helen Longino's Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Group Conveners

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    Gary Hatfield

    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.

     

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    Noel Swanson

    Noel Swanson is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of Delaware, working on the philosophy of physics, science, and logic. His current research focuses on the conceptual foundations of quantum field theory. 

     

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