History and Philosophy of Science

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Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

  • January 14, 2015

    Phillip Honenberger of CHSTM introduced chapter 4 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.


  • December 10, 2014

    Nabeel Hamid of UPenn introduced Chapter 3 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.


  • November 12, 2014

    Adam Knowles of Drexel introduced Chapter 2 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity.


  • October 8, 2014

    Gary Hatfield of UPenn introduced the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Daston and Galison's Objectivity as well as a review of Objectivity by Ian Kidd from Philosophy in Review, 2009.


  • May 14, 2014

    Phillip Honenberger introduced a final set of selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"


  • April 9, 2014

    Louise Daoust of UPenn introduced selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"


  • March 26, 2014

    Steve Kimbrough of UPenn will introduce selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75, "What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?"


  • February 12, 2014

    Nabeel Hamid of UPenn will introduce two selections from Erkenntnis (2011) v75: "Remembering (Short-Term) Memory: Oscillations of an Epistemic Thing" by Uljana Feest and "The Significance of Re-Doing Experiments:A Contribution to Historically Informed Methodology" by Jutta Schickore.


  • December 11, 2013

    Nabeel Hamid of UPenn introduced William Wimsatt's (1981) paper "Robustness, Reliability, and Overdetermination" and Thomas Nickles' "Dynamic Robustness and Design in Nature and Artifact", both from Characterizing the Robustness of Science: After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science, eds. Lena Soler, et. al., Springer 2012.


  • November 13, 2013

    Gary Hatfield of UPenn introduced "The Solidity of Scientific Achievements," by Lena Soler, and "Achieving Robustness to Confirm Controversial Hypotheses: A Case Study in Cell Biology" by Trizio Emiliano, both from Characterizing the Robustness of Science: After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science, eds. Lena Soler, et. al., Springer 2012.