History of Science and Contemporary Scientific Realism Conference, Indianapolis

The History of Science and Contemporary Scientific Realism Conference

A three-day conference, 19th-21st February 2016
Location: Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The conference brings together a balance of historians of science and philosophers of science, aiming for genuine interaction and cross-fertilisation of research between the disciplines.

The following is among the key historical questions to be asked:
To what extent did theoretical constituents that are now rejected lead to significant predictive or explanatory success?

Fileds addressed include astronomy, biology, chemistry, cosmology, fundamental physics, genetics, geology, and medicine,

Plenary Speakers

Jed Buchwald (Caltech)
Anjan Chakravartty (Notre Dame)
Helge Kragh (Copenhagen)
Stathis Psillos (Athens)
Eric Scerri (UCLA)
Jutta Schickore (Indiana)
Betty Smocovitis (Florida)
P. Kyle Stanford (UC Irvine)
For a full list of the general session speakers, click here.

Registration Fee

$35 (before 15th February)
$45 (on and after 15th February)

For registration, please contact Mary Cox at cox24@iupui.edu

Sponsored by the AHRC funded project "Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science"


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