History and Philosophy of Science
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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
February 13, 2013
Matthew Lund introduced Ron Giere's History and Philosophy of Science: Thirty Five Years Later (2012) and Alan Richardson's From Troubled Marriage to Uneasy Co-Location (2012 )
January 16, 2013
Flavia Padovani introduced Scientific Philosophy as a Topic for History of Science (2008) by Alan Richardson and On Scientific Observation (2008) by Lorraine Daston
November 28, 2012
Gary Hatfield introduced Don Howard's Philosophy of Science and the History of Science from the 2011 anthology edited by Steven French and Juha Saatsi, The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science.
October 10, 2012
Miriam Solomon introduced two chapters from Histories of Scientific Observation eds. Lorraine Daston and Elizabeth Lunbeck (Chicago, 2011): Seeing is Believing: Professor Vagner's Wonderful World by Michael D. Gordin (chp. 5) and Frogs on the Mantlepiece: The Practice of Observation in Daily Life by Mary Terrall (chp. 7).
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.
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.