History and Philosophy of Science

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Past Meetings

  • February 12, 2020

    Epstein, The Ant Trap
    Ch. 1-4


  • December 11, 2019

    de Regt, Understanding Scientific Understanding
    Ch. 5-7
    Choose the case study that is most interesting to you. Gary, Babak, and Noel will lead a discussion of each chapter.


  • November 13, 2019

    de Regt, Understanding Scientific Understanding
    Chapter 4


  • October 16, 2019

    NOTE SPECIAL DATE
    de Regt, Understanding Scientific Understanding
    Chapter 2 (Chapter 3 optional)


  • April 10, 2019

    We will read Alexander Reutlinger and Juha Saatsi (eds.) Explanation Beyond Causation (Oxford, 2018), Chapers 5 and 6 (by Michael Strevens and Jim Woodward, respectively).
    We will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Consortium (431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).   Pizza and soda will be served.


  • March 13, 2019

    We will read Alexander Reutlinger and Juha Saatsi (eds.) Explanation Beyond Causation (Oxford, 2018), Chapers 7 and 8 (by Alisa Bokulich and Mazviita Chirimuuta, respectively).
    We will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Consortium (431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).   Pizza and soda will be served.
     


  • February 13, 2019

    This Spring we will read Alexander Reutlinger and Juha Saatsi (eds.) Explanation Beyond Causation (Oxford, 2018). (This came in second in our voting last summer). For February 13, please read the Introduction and Chapters 1-3 (about 70 pages total). (I will not be circulating PDFs, but have no objection if someone else wants to.) Noel Swanson will lead the discussion.
    We will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Consortium (431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).   Pizza and soda will be served.
     


  • December 12, 2018

    We will be reading Anya Plutynski's Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder (Oxford, 2018) Chapters 5, 6, and Conclusion. Anya Plutynski will Skype in for the discussion.


  • November 14, 2018

    We will be reading Anya Plutynski's Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder (Oxford, 2018) Chapters 3 and 4. Ashley Inglehart will open the discussion.


  • October 10, 2018

    We will be discussing Anya Plutynski's Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder (Oxford, 2018), Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2. Nabeel Hamid will open the discussion.


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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