Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Sixth Annual UK Workshop on Integrated History and Philosophy of Science
“Revisiting the Aims and Methods of Integrated HPS”

Held at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, 18-19 April 2011.

Programme

Click on session titles below for a summary of each session prepared by members of the audience.

Monday 18 April

12-1pm Arrival/welcome and buffet lunch

Seminar Room 1

1.00-1.15pm Introduction (Hasok Chang, Cambridge)

Seminar Room 2

1.15-2.45pm Session 1: "Why integrated HPS?" (chaired by Michela Massimi, UCL; organised by Chiara Ambrosio, UCL)

Seminar Room 2

  • Graeme Gooday (Leeds) and Daniel Mitchell (Hong Kong University), "Rethinking Classical Physics"
  • Ann-Sophie Barwich (Exeter), "Representing Knowledge: On the Epistemic Condition of Reference"
  • Chiara Ambrosio and Brendan Clarke (UCL), "Charles Bell at UCL: Medical Images, Representative Practices and the Aims of Integrated HPS"

2.45-3.30pm Coffee/tea break

Seminar Room 1

3.30-5pm Session 2: "How is it actually done?" (chaired by Catherine Wilson, Aberdeen; organised by Ian Kidd, Durham)

Seminar Room 2

  • Tom Bunce (Durham), “Presentist Historiography and the Integration of History and Philosophy of Science”
  • Josephine Donaghy (Exeter), “Relating the Past to Current Interpretations: A Case Study of Microbial Ontologies”
  • Jonathan Everett (UCL), “Synthetic History: Friedman's Approach to HPS”
  • Maria Kon (Leeds), “Analyses of Scientific Concepts: A Philosophical Mere Means to a Historical End?”

5.00-6.30pm Reception

Seminar Room 1

Tuesday 19 April

9.00-10.30am Session 3: "But will it work?" (chaired by Tim Lewens, Cambridge; organised by Greg Radick, Leeds)

Seminar Room 2

  • Angelo Cei (Leeds), "Dissonantzen Quartet: The Perils of Theoretical Practices"
  • Ian Kidd (Durham), "The Moral Historiography of Epistemic Humility as a Problem for Integrated HPS"
  • Sabina Leonelli (Exeter), "When HPS Critiques Science: An Achievement or a Problem?"
  • Michela Massimi (UCL),"What Future for History and Philosophy of Science After Kuhn?"

10.30-11.15am Coffee/tea break

Seminar Room 1

11.15am-12.45pm Session 4: "How do we teach it?" (chaired and organised by Sabina Leonelli)

Seminar Room 2

Panel discussion with Hasok Chang (Cambridge), Ian Kidd (Durham), Stephanie Ratcliffe (KCL/UCL), Leon Rocha (Cambridge)

12.45-1.00pm Closing remarks

Seminar Room 2

1.00-2.00pm Lunch and farewell

Seminar Room 1

This event was jointly hosted by the Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, Durham, Leeds, Aberdeen, and UCL, with additional financial support from the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the British Society for the History of Science, and the Mind Association (decision pending).