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.
Meetings are usually held at the offices of the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Philadelphia from 6:30 to 8:00 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.
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.
Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern)
There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.
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.
November 12, 2014
Adam Knowles of Drexel introduced Chapter 2 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.
October 8, 2014
Gary Hatfield of UPenn introduced the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity as well as a review of Objectivity by Ian Kidd from Philosophy in Review, 2009.