History and Philosophy of Science

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Past Meetings

  • 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.

  • May 14, 2014

    Phillip Honenberger introduced a final set of selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"

  • April 9, 2014

    Louise Daoust of UPenn introduced selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"

  • March 26, 2014

    Steve Kimbrough of UPenn will introduce selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"

  • February 12, 2014

    Nabeel Hamid of UPenn will introduce two selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75: "Remembering (Short-Term) Memory: Oscillations of an Epistemic Thing" by Uljana Feest and "The Significance of Re-Doing Experiments:A Contribution to Historically Informed Methodology" by Jutta Schickore.

  • December 11, 2013

    Nabeel Hamid of UPenn introduced William Wimsatt's (1981) paper "Robustness, Reliability, and Overdetermination" and Thomas Nickles' "Dynamic Robustness and Design in Nature and Artifact", both from Characterizing the Robustness of Science: After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science, eds. Lena Soler, et. al., Springer 2012.

  • November 13, 2013

    Gary Hatfield of UPenn introduced "The Solidity of Scientific Achievements," by Lena Soler, and "Achieving Robustness to Confirm Controversial Hypotheses: A Case Study in Cell Biology" by Trizio Emiliano, both from Characterizing the Robustness of Science: After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science, eds. Lena Soler, et. al., Springer 2012.

  • October 10, 2013

    Miriam Solomon of Temple University introduced Jacob Stegenga, "Rerum Concordia Discors: Robustness and Discordant Multimodal Evidence" and Mieke Boon, "Understanding Scientific Practices: The Role of Robustness Notions," both from Characterizing the Robustness of Science: After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science, eds. Lena Soler, et. al., Springer 2012.

    April 10, 2013

  • 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

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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