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Tue Jan 12, 2016

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

 For our reading group this semester we will be reading James Bryant Conant’s unpublished 1952 philosophy of science lectures, given just before he left the Harvard presidency.…

Tue Jan 19, 2016

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

For our reading group this semester we will be reading James Bryant Conant’s unpublished 1952 philosophy of science lectures, given just before he left the Harvard presidency.…

Thu Jan 21, 2016

GLOBES Fellows Social

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Location: 298 Galvin Hall

Meet your peers in the GLOBES Certificate in Environment & Society and join in the "speed friending" activity to learn about each other's research interests. 5-6:30 p.m. in Rm 298 Galvin.

RSVP

Reilly Dual Degree Program Info Session

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Location: 258 Fitzpatrick

The  Reilly Program is a dual degree program which allows ND Engineering students to complete any combination of one Engineering degree and one Arts & Letters degree over five years. 

If earning an Arts and Letters degree (in addition to your Engineering degree) is of interest to you, please come to a short informational session.  We will provide an overview of the program as well as the opportunity to answer any questions you might have.…

Fri Jan 22, 2016

HPS Brownbag-Stapleford

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Location: 109 Pasquerilla Center

“Science as a Communal Practice: Practice Theory, Virtue Ethics, and the Study of Science”

Thomas Stapleford

 

 

In this talk, I'll present a chapter from my current book project that draws on joint work with ND alum Dan Hicks. The chapter uses both practice theory and the virtue ethics of Alasdair MacIntyre to construct an explicitly ethical, analytic framework for studying science. I will develop this framework in some detail and discuss how it fits within the book project, an effort to improve democratic control over government statistics without subverting the political function of those statistics.…

Tue Jan 26, 2016

HPS Reading Group

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

For our reading group this semester we will be reading James Bryant Conant’s unpublished 1952 philosophy of science lectures, given just before he left the Harvard presidency.…