History and Philosophy of Science

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Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

  • January 11, 2017

    ​Gary Hatfield started the discussion of Creating Consilience, "Introduction", and Rudolf Makkreel, "Wilhelm Dilthey and the Neo-Kantians," Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (1969), pp. 423-440. 


  • December 14, 2016

    Helen Longino, Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013). 


  • November 9, 2016

    Devin Curry introduced Chapters 5-8 of Helen Longino's Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013).


  • October 12, 2016

    Nabeel Hamid introduced Chapters 1-4 of Helen Longino's Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2013).


  • 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).


Group Conveners

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    Miriam Solomon

    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.

     

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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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