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History of Philosophy and Science Lecture Series

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During the 1997-98 academic year, the Philosophy Department of Ohio University initiated a lecture series with the intention of bringing to Ohio University each year two outstanding philosophers of science to discuss seminal issues in the history and/or philosophy of an individual science or the history and/or philosophy of science more generally.

Thus far, lecturers have included Adolf Grunbaum, Wesley Salmon, David Hull, Michael Friedman, Deborah Mayo, Stephen Stich, William Wimsatt, Fred Dretske, Richard Burian, John Norton, Paul Griffiths, Elliott Sober, Hartry Field, Brian Skyrms, James Woodward, James Lennox, John Worrall, Daniel Hausman, John Pollock, Paul Humphreys, John L.Bell, Margaret Morrison, Geoffrey Hellman, Christopher Hitchcock. Paolo Mancosu, Peter Achinstein, Jesse Prinz, and most recently, Laura Ruetsche, and Wilfried Sieg.

Recent Events

History and Philosophy of Science Lecture | Why Does Time Seem to Flow if It Doesn’t? Nov. 8

Craig Callender, portraitThe Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science present Dr. Craig Callender on “Why Does Time Seem to Flow if It Doesn’t?” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Callender is Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics, at UC […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

History and Philosophy of Science | Suffering: A Neurofunctional Account, Nov. 30

Colin Allen, portraitThe Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science series presents Dr. Colin Allen on “Suffering: A Neurofunctional Account” on Friday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Allen is Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Abstract: In this talk […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

History and Philosophy of Science | Radiocarbon Dating and Robustness Reasoning in Archaeology, Feb. 22

Dr. Alison Wylie, portraitThe Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science presents Dr. Alison Wylie discussing “Radiocarbon Dating and Robustness Reasoning in Archaeology” on Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Wylie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. This lecture is free and open […]

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Posted on 02/02/2018

History and Philosophy of Science Lecture | Alexander Rosenberg Oct. 28

Alexander RosenbergThe Ohio University History and Philosophy of Science Lecture Series presents Dr. Alexander Rosenberg on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

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Posted on 10/01/2016

Philosophy Lecture | Potential Infinity: A Modal Account, Sept. 26

The Philosophy Department and the Spetnagel Development Fund present Dr. Stewart Shapiro discussing “Potential Infinity: A Modal Account” on Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Shapiro is the O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University. His lecture is part of the Ohio University History and Philosophy of Science […]

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Posted on 09/01/2016