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.
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).