HPS philosophers head to China for The International Conference on Scientific Explanation and Methodology

Author: Jessica Baron

Brading, Kourany, and Chakravartty in China

Three philosophers from the HPS program are giving papers at The International Conference on Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science at Shanxi University's Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology this week. Katherine Brading is presenting "Special Relativity and the Spatiotemporal Extent of the Present," Janet Kourany is giving a paper on "The New Ignorance," and Anjan Chakravartty will talk about "Cases as Bases for the Epistemology of Science."

The Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology (RCPST) at Shanxi University was founded in 1978 and has maintained a robust research program in philosophy of science and technology. This is the center's first international conference, which aims to bring together a diverse group of international researchers to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers in China and those from the international community. The conference runs from 17-19 September, 2012.

From left to right: Professor Jun An (member of the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology); Anjan Chakravartty, Prof Chuang Liu (the link between the USA and the research center), Katherine Brading, Professor Guichun Guo (director of the center), Janet Kourany, and Professor Jie Yin (deputy director of the center).

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Katherine Brading

 

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Janet Kourany 2012

 

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Anjan Chakravartty

 

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