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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


This intensive reading group aims to discuss how the History and Philosophy of Science can be pursued within an integrated framework. We aim to learn from different approaches that scholars have taken to IHPS and discuss broader methodological questions surrounding them. Our focus equally lies on the general fruitfulness of IHPS as a methodology and its particular potential in different areas of science, history, and philosophy. Participants are required to prepare a significant amount of reading material, which covers a diverse range of contexts, questions, and scientific disciplines.

Meetings are on Mondays, 5–7pm.

Organised by Hasok Chang (hc372), Miguel Ohnesorge (mo459), Oscar Westerblad (ow259), and Katy Duncan (ksd37).

Easter Term 2021

All unpublished papers will be circulated through the mailing list.

26 April

Peter Vickers (Durham University)
(i) Identifying future proof science (manuscript), chs. 1, 2 and 10, plus one case study chapter of choice.

10 May

Alisa Bokulich (Boston University)
Readings TBC

31 May

Adrian Currie (University of Exeter)
Readings TBC