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Tue Sep 1, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Tue Sep 8, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Tue Sep 15, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Fri Sep 18, 2015

Tue Sep 22, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Fri Sep 25, 2015

Tue Sep 29, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Fri Oct 2, 2015

Reilly Faculty Fellows Lunch

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Location: 109 Pasquerilla

For faculty fellows of the ND Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.

Join us for a welcome back lunch (provided) and brief reserch presentation by Phil Sloan (PLS, emeritus):

Title: “Metaphors of Life: An Inquiry Into the Mastery of Nature”

Description:  I will discuss my ongoing book project into the

Mon Oct 5, 2015

Barbara Walker

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Location: 118 DeBartolo Hall

Sponsored by the Notre Dame Dept of History.

Barbara Walker, "A War of Experts: Soviet and American Knowledge in Cold War Competition and Collaboration."

This talk, by Prof. Barbara Walker (University of Nevada, Reno) is about Cold War competition between Soviets and Americans in three different areas of expertise pertaining to the discovery and analysis of information: computing, scholarship, and journalism. Its specific focus is on the “informal discourses,” in the form of professional gossip, story-telling and myth-making, that were channeled by professional networks in these areas on either side. It explores the impact that these discourses had on the progress and outcome of the Cold War, arguing that in transnational expert encounters, they could turn competition into collaboration and vice versa.…

Tue Oct 6, 2015

Gwyneth Cravens: novelist, journalist - "Can Nuclear Energy Save the World?"

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Location: Washington Hall

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The Reilly Center and ND Energy will host Gwyneth Cravens, American novelist and journalist, on October 6th. Ms. Cravens is best known for her writings on nuclear power as a safe and reliable alternative energy source and one that is an essential preventive of global warming. She is the author of “Terrorism and Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Risks” (published in 2002) and most recently “Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy” (published in 2007). She has contributed numerous articles and given countless talks on nuclear energy, emphasizing the need for environmental and technical communities to work together to reduce the anthropogenic causes of catastrophic climate change. We hope you will share our enthusiasm and spread the word throughout your departments and to your students for what we anticipate to be a lively and productive discussion.…

HPS Reading Group

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Location: HPS Reading Group

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Thu Oct 8, 2015

Reilly Undergraduate Seminar - Guests from the Center for Bionic Medicine

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Location: 114 Pasquerilla

Max Shepherd and Eric Earley from the Chicago Rehabilitation Institute’s Center for Bionic Medicine will join us for a conversation and demonstrations.
 
Max and Eric will speak about their experiences as engineers working with physicians, ethicists, software developers, and therapists to develop artificial limbs that can be controlled by the patient’s brain.…

Tue Oct 13, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: HPS Reading Group

The HPS Reading group will cover Joyce Chaplin's, "Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676" during the Fall 2015 Semester.…

Tue Oct 27, 2015

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 118 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Final meeting of the fall semester.  Next semester's topic will be determined. …

Thu Oct 29, 2015

HPS Colloquium Speaker: Joyce Chaplin

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Location: 112 Pasquerilla

 “Adam, Eve, and Early America: Population Theories before Thomas Robert Malthus”

Joyce Chaplin
James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, Harvard University

Even as “Malthusianism” is today thought of overwhelmingly in relation to the developing, extra-European world, Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population_ (first published in 1798) has been overwhelmingly explicated within a European if not British context. But it was the new world, not the old, which fundamentally shaped Malthus’s central claim,that population always existed within natural limits. New world land and new world peoples, both native and colonial, and whether assumed to be Edenic or else Satanic, would be the key examples for Malthus’s thesis about population, life, and death, which drew on several earlier centuries of theorization about these problems.

Thu Nov 5, 2015

Collaboration Conundrum Conference

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Location: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)

A two-day conference on November 5-6. 

Industry currently funds the majority of research and development in the United States. But historical scandals involving industry-funded research, together with empirical evidence of correlations in some areas of science between industry funding and research results that favor industry have undermined trust in industry-funded science. Given that so much research funding comes from industry, it would be unrealistic and wasteful to dismiss this research across the board as unreliable and unconcerned with the public good. What to do?

Collaboration Conundrum Conference - Keynote

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Location: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)

Peter Kareiva is Chief Scientist at the Nature Conservancy, a non-profit organization that collaborates with industry. He has held positions in academia for 20 years and in government with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Nicholas Ashford is Professor of Technology and Policy and Director of Technology and Law Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Fri Nov 6, 2015

Thu Nov 19, 2015

HPS Talk - Mark Sprevak

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Location: 112 Pasquerilla

 “Is the Extended Mind Hypothesis Nonsensical”

 

The extended mind hypothesis (EM) claims that some of our mental states/processes extend outside our heads and into objects in our environment, such as notebooks and iPhones. The existing debate concerning EM has focused on questions of justification concerning EM: whether we should believe that EM is true or false based on current evidence. This paper takes a step back and focuses on a prior question: what does it mean to say that mental states/processes "extend" into physical objects? Some theorists doubt that a good answer can be provided; they have concluded that EM is not a genuine statement of fact. In this paper, I look at four responses that attempt to make sense of EM. I argue only one proposal---based on the realisation relation---has a chance of success. The realisation-relation proposal, however, has significant, and unanticipated, revisionary consequences for EM.

Mon Nov 30, 2015

Thu Dec 3, 2015

HPS Colloquium - Emilie Kutash

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Location: 112 Pasquerilla

"The Reilly Center Program in History and Philosophy of Science and the Notre Dame Workshop on Ancient Philosophy present:

Emilie Kutash, St. Joseph's College

 "Proclus: How a Neoplatonic 'Theology' Produced an Innovative Philosophy of Nature, Time and Space"…