History and Philosophy of Science

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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.


Past Meetings

  • December 13, 2017

    Chapters 9 and 10 and Conclusion of About Method
    Jutta Schickore (Indiana) joined the group for the final discussion of her book.


  • November 8, 2017

    Chapters 5-8 of About Method.  The discussion was opened by Tawrin Baker (UPenn)


  • October 11, 2017

    Introduction and Chapters 1-4 of Jutta Schickore's About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically (Chicago, 2017).  The discussion was opened by Miriam Solomon.


  • April 19, 2017

    Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 19, Sugiyama and Sugyama, "Monster Stories," and 22, "Language, Cognition, and Literature." The "Afterword" is also recommended. Devin Curry opened the discussion.


  • March 22, 2017

    Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 8, Darren Irwin, "Culture in Songbirds," and 9, Olivier Morin, "When Does Psychology Drive Culture?"; Philip G. Chase, "Human Culture Is More Than Memes," ch. 14, Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture. Andrew Payne led the discussion.


  • February 8, 2017

    Reading: Creating Consilience, chs. 5 and 7 (for and against methodological unity between humanistic and natural scientific approaches in cultural anthropology). 


  • 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).