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 recent journal articles in history and philosophy of science, broadly construed.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2023 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST
James Lowe and David Ingram, "DNA Barcoding and the Changing Ontological Commitments of Taxonomy" (2023, Biology and Philosophy)
November 8, 2023
James Woodward, "Modelling Interventions in Multi-Level Causal Systems: Supervenience, Exclusion and Underdetermination" (2022, European Journal for Philosophy of Science)
October 11, 2023
Ryan Neftd, "Motivating a Scientific Modelling Continuum: The case of natural models in the Covid-19 pandemic" (2023, Philosophy of Science)
May 18, 2022
Discussion with Prof. Richardson (no new reading)
April 13, 2022
Richardson, The Maternal Imprint, Ch. 7-9
March 9, 2022
Richardson, The Maternal Imprint, Ch. 4-6 (Ch. 3 optional)
February 9, 2022
Richardson, The Maternal Imprint, Ch. 1-2
December 8, 2021
Rouse, Articulating the World, Ch. 9-10 (Ch. 11, epilogue optional)
November 10, 2021
Rouse, Articulating the World, Ch. 7-8 (Ch. 6 optional)
October 13, 2021
Rouse, "Toward a New Naturalism"
Rouse, Articulating the World, Ch. 3 (Ch. 4-5 optional)
April 14, 2021
Leonelli, Data-Centric Biology
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 associate 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.