History and Philosophy of Science Workshop


Location: Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center

Papers to be presented at the 2012 HSS/PSA Meeting in San Diego, CA

Monday November 5th, 1:00 pm

Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center

1:00 pm Manuela Fernández Pinto, John von Neumann: Beyond the Theory of games
1.30 pm Katherine Brading, Presentism as an empirical hypothesis
2:00 pm Coffee break
2:15 pm Richard Oosterhoff, Making visible the invisibilia Dei: astronomy between magic and contemplation
2:45 pm Catherine Jackson, Beyond Genius, Before Theory: recovering the lost world of practice in 19th century organic chemistry
3:15 pm Coffee break
3:30 pm Pablo Ruiz de Olano, Blas Cabrera as a philosopher of science: General relativity and French conventionalism in early 20th century Spain
4:00 pm Matt Gorski, Weisskopf and the physical significance of divergences in QED
4:30 pm Coffee break
4:45pm Charles Pence, It's okay to call genetic drift a "force"
5:15pm  Melinda Gormley, Pulp science; or, placing Silent Spring into a literary genre

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