History and Philosophy of Science

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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.


Past Meetings

  • March 30, 2016

    Nancy Nersessian joined the group by Skype for discussion of her Creating Scientific Concepts (MIT Press, 2010), chapters 1 through 6.


  • March 9, 2016

    The group read Nancy Nersessian's Creating Scientific Concepts (MIT Press, 2010), chapters 3 & 4, and Gary Hatfield gave comments to open the discussion.


  • 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.