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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


We meet on Tuesdays at 11am in the Board Room. Organised by Marion Boulicault.

Easter Term 2023

2 May

'On the Harms of Agnotological Practices and How to Address Them' – Inmaculada de Melo-Martín

9 May

'Underdetermination, Holism, and Feminist Philosophy of Science' – Lynn Hankinson Nelson

Wednesday 17 May (Seminar Room 1)

'How effective is transparency in managing values in scientific modelling?' – Eric Winsberg (this paper is a draft; please email for a copy)

Wednesday 24 May (Seminar Room 1)

'Inductive Risk, Understanding, and Opaque Machine Learning Models' – Emily Sullivan – Philosophy of Science 89 (5):1065–1074 (2022)

30 May

'The Limits of Value Transparency in Machine Learning' – Rune Nyrup (with guest appearance from the author!)

6 June

'Algorithmic Neutrality' – Milo Phillips-Brown (with guest appearance from the author!)