terça-feira, 1 de maio de 2012

Seventh UK Integrated HPS

UCL, 28-29 June 2012

History and Philosophy of the Sciences.
The many ways of integrating HPS

Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre,
Anatomy Building, Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


12.45pm Registration and buffet lunch
1.50pm Welcome and opening remarks (Michela Massimi)

2pm–3pm History and Philosophy of Chemistry (chair: Hasok Chang)

2.00–2.20 Jenny Rampling (University of Cambridge)
“Demarcation problems in the Medieval sciences”
2.20–2.40 Rachel Dunn (University of Durham)
“Seeing science”
2.40–3.00 Steph Ratcliffe (UCL)
“Burning gold—a historical perspective on microstructuralism about chemical kinds”

3.00-3.15 Break

3.15–5.30 History and Philosophy of the Physical Sciences

Part I. From ancient science to the dawn of the modern world(chair: Ian Kidd)

3.15–3.35 Andy Gregory (UCL)
“Why studies of the ancient world need integrated HPS”
3.35–3.55 Alan Chalmers (Sydney / Durham)
“Descartes’ Optics: science or philosophy?”
3.55–4.15 Michael Bycroft (Cambridge)
“Enumerative abstraction in experimental physics: Dufay’s electrical research as an episode in methodology”

4.15–4.30 Break

Part II. From the Eighteenth Century to Twentieth Century (and Beyond)(chair: Steven French)

4.30–4.50 Sally Riordan (Stanford)
“Artefact Calibration: the Case of the Kilogram in 1793”
4.50–5.10 Tom Bunce (Durham)
“Born on causation”
5.10–5.30 Jon Agar & Michela Massimi (UCL)
“Working worlds as an example of integrated HPS”

5.30–5.45 Break

5.45–6.45 History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (chair: John Dupré)

5.45–6.05 Greg Radick (Leeds)
“Philosophies of Physics at the Birth of Genetics”
6.05–6.25 Berris Charnley (Exeter)
“The Trouble with Rogues: a new theoretical map of Mendelian plant breeding, 1900–1930”
6.25–6.45 Staffan Mueller-Wille (Exeter)
“Concepts: representations or tools?”



Methods and modes of integrating HPS

Chair: Brendan Clarke

10.00–10.20 Hasok Chang (Cambridge)
“Integrated history and philosophy of chemistry: challenges and prospects”
10.20–10.40 Ian Kidd (Durham)
“Happy marriage or ménage à trois? Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Third-Party Mediators, and Virtue Epistemology”
10.40–11.00 Matt Paskins (UCL)
“Complementary Science as a vocation”

11.00–11.30 Break

Chair: Catherine Wilson

11.30–11.50 Pete Vickers (Durham)
“How to turn PS into HPS: benefiting from theory eliminativism”
11.50–12.10 David Corfield (Kent)
“Making Michael Friedman’s Dynamics of Reason a little more dynamic”
12.10–12.30 Chiara Ambrosio (UCL)
“Integrated HPS through research and teaching: the case of ‘electricity’”

12.30    Concluding remarks (Michela Massimi)

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