Meetings/Workshops on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology in the United States (USA)

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3rd Annual Notre Dame HPSTV Conference: Reasoning in the Historical Sciences
25 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022 • Notre Dame, United States
Organizer:
University of Notre Dame
Abstract:
Understanding scientific explanation is an enduring task for philosophers and historians of science. Despite early attempts to unify scientific explanation, it is now largely recognized that the historical sciences-- a diverse group that (arguably) includes archaeology, paleontology, evolutionary biology, cosmology, and/or climate science-- may appeal to different patterns of explanation than the experimental sciences. Beyond explanation, the historical sciences and experimental sciences may also differ in how they make predictions, model data, gather and analyze evidence, confirm theories, and incorporate values. The methodological differences between historical and experimental science may motivate pluralism with respect to scientific method and justification. But it has also been argued that these differences reflect the limitations of the historical sciences. These limitations could stem from an inability to intervene on their subject matter experimentally, a difficulty in reaching universal laws, and/or a focus on singular events in the deep past. To further explore these issues, the graduate students of the University of Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy of Science Ph.D. program, administered by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, will convene atwo day conference for the purposes of exploring questions concerning reasoning in the historical sciences.
Topics:
General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science
Event listing ID:
1463900
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43rd Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
29 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2022 • Urbana-Champaign, United States
Organizer:
Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topics:
Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics
Abstract submission deadline:
14 Feb 2022
Event listing ID:
1464029


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Last updated: 09 January 2022