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List of philosophy events organised by the Philosophy, History of the Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science Faculties.

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Rausing Lecture

Whose history of technology? Path dependencies, contested modernities, and pockets of persistence

Twenty-Fourth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserRuth Oldenziel (Eindhoven University of Technology).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 16:30-18:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Thinking/researching/teaching race, genetics and intelligence in HPS and STS

UserJenny Bangham (HPS), Marta Halina (HPS) and Ernesto Schwartz Marin (University of Exeter).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 May 2019, 13:00-14:30

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Ethics for Communication in a Digital Age

UserBaroness Onora O'Neill (Emeritus Honorary Professor, University of Cambridge).

HouseCynthia Beerbower Room, Newnham College.

ClockThursday 07 March 2019, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The 'dye herbarium': capturing colour in botanical collections

UserAnna Svensson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 04 March 2019, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Beauty, truth and understanding

UserMilena Ivanova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2019, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Negotiating history: contingency, canonicity and case studies

UserAgnes Bolinska and Joseph Martin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2019, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Tour of the recently re-opened University Museum of Zoology and an insider's guide to natural history museums

Meet outside the Whale Hall (main entrance of the Museum of Zoology) by 1pm

UserJack Ashby (Museum of Zoology, Cambridge).

HouseUniversity Museum of Zoology.

ClockMonday 21 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Decolonising the history of science curriculum

UserMary Brazelton, Simon Schaffer, Charu Singh and Richard Staley (University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 17 January 2019, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The C theory of time

UserMatt Farr (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2018, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

'The American soldier' in Jerusalem: on measurement, travel and translation

CANCELLED

UserTal Arbel (Tel Aviv University/University of Edinburgh).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 22 November 2018, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Time-asymmetry in thermal physics

UserKatie Robertson (Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge/University of Birmingham).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Explanations for medical artificial intelligence

UserRune Nyrup (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 17 October 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Many Molyneux Questions

UserJonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2018, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The long-lost Paston Collection

UserSpike Bucklow (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 08 October 2018, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Steamroll all the brutes: coal, steam and British Imperialism in mid-nineteenth century Levant and West Africa

Twenty-Third Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserAndreas Malm (Lund University).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 17 May 2018, 16:30-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Understanding protein function through multiple models of structure: barriers to integration

UserAgnes Bolinska (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) and Julie-Anne Gandier (University of Toronto).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2018, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

How archaeologists resolve the inductive risk argument

CANCELLED

UserRune Nyrup (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2018, 13:00-14:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Disaggregating goods

Please note change of day and time

UserMariam Thalos (University of Utah).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2018, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Ether: the multiple lives of a resilient concept

UserJaume Navarro (University of the Basque Country).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 18 January 2018, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

A bold hypothesis about pursuit

UserAdrian Currie (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 15:30-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Iron holds the whale

UserJenny Bulstrode (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 November 2017, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The perils of p-hacking and the promise of pre-analysis plans

UserJacob Stegenga (with Zoë Hitzig) (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 October 2017, 13:00-14:30

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy

UserProf Peter Singer, Princeton University & University of Melbourne.

HousePaston Brown Room, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ.

ClockFriday 26 May 2017, 18:00-19:00

Rausing Lecture

The history of failure: a chronicle of losers or key to success?

Twenty-Second Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserLissa Roberts (University of Twente).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 11 May 2017, 16:30-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Natural history and the antiquarian

UserBoris Jardine (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 27 February 2017, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Wishful speaking: science, truth and dictatorship

UserStephen John (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 January 2017, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The anti-feminist construction of the 'midlife crisis'

UserSusanne Schmidt (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 29 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

What makes econophysics distinctive?

UserJames Weatherall (University of California, Irvine).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 16 November 2016, 13:00-14:30

Generation to Reproduction Seminars

Making pregnancy public in seventeenth-century England

UserLeah Astbury (Department of History and Philosphy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 01 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

Rausing Lecture

Reclaiming conversation: our new silent spring in a digital age

Twenty-First Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserSherry Turkle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 19 May 2016, 16:30-18:00

Coffee with Scientists

How to study fire

UserJenni Sidey (Research Associate, Department of Engineering).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 13 May 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

The technological singularity: superintelligent machines and the future of humanity

UserMurray Shanahan (Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 06 May 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

How should scientists quantify academic value?

UserAlecia Carter (Research Fellow, Churchill College and Department of Zoology).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 29 April 2016, 15:30-17:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Builders of the vision

UserDaniel Cardoso Llach (Carnegie Mellon University/Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 28 April 2016, 13:00-14:00

Coffee with Scientists

Data-driven versus hypothesis-driven science

UserSteve Oliver (Professor of Systems Biology and Biochemistry; Director of the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 22 April 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

Did the earth sciences have a 20th-century revolution?

UserMartin Rudwick (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 19 February 2016, 15:30-17:00

Coffee with Scientists

Are we tackling the causes of global warming effectively?

UserSir David King (Foreign Secretary's Special Representative on Climate Change).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 12 February 2016, 15:30-17:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The maternal-fetal relationship since 1900

UserTatjana Buklijas (Liggins Institute and Central European University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2016, 17:00-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The impact of machines

UserHenry K. Miller (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 04 February 2016, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The problem of confirmation in the Everett interpretation

UserEmily Adlam (Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 February 2016, 13:00-14:30

Early Science and Medicine

Humours, spirits and souls: aetiology and therapeutics in medieval Islam

This seminar will start an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm

UserLiana Saif (University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 26 January 2016, 16:00-17:30

Coffee with Scientists

Science education

UserEugene Kang (Pusan University) and Keith Taber (Education, Cambridge).

HouseBoard Room, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 04 December 2015, 14:30-16:00

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The medical book in the Victorian pornography trade

UserSarah Bull (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 24 November 2015, 17:00-18:30

Early Science and Medicine

On the political use of physiognomy around 1500

This seminar will take place an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm

UserJoseph Ziegler (University of Haifa).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 10 November 2015, 16:00-17:30

Coffee with Scientists

A 21st-century biologist looks at Sir Isaac Newton

UserMargaret Ann Goldstein (Baylor College of Medicine, and Clare Hall).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 30 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Simulating scientific merit dynamics

UserShahar Avin (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 October 2015, 13:00-14:30

Coffee with Scientists

Making archaeological knowledge

UserAlison Wylie (University of Washington, and Durham University) and John Robb (Archaeology, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 23 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

To explain the Scientific Revolution by means of comparison

Special Joint Needham Research Institute and HPS Seminar

UserFloris Cohen (Utrecht University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 16 October 2015, 15:30-17:00

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: 'Partiality'

UserProf Judith Jarvis Thomson, MIT.

HouseSidgwick Hall, Newnham College.

ClockMonday 15 June 2015, 17:30-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Tuning out knowledge: radio interface design in interwar Britain

UserBrandon Jackson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 June 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Rock, paper, patents: between intellectual property and embodied knowledge

UserJenny Bulstrode (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 27 May 2015, 17:00-18:00

Rausing Lecture

Metallurgy and Chinese civilisation: an historical overview

Twentieth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserJianjun Mei (Needham Research Institute, Cambridge).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 21 May 2015, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

John von Neumann, Alan Turing and the origins of cellular automata

UserJonnie Penn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 May 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Pedagogy and the vernacular in medieval astronomy

UserSeb Falk (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 April 2015, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Beavers, brains, behaviour: the natural histories of 1950s psychiatry

UserKathryn Schoefert (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 27 April 2015, 13:00-14:15

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The 'Aeroplane Gaze': looking up in 1909

UserPatrick Ellis (University of California, Berkeley).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 12 March 2015, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Newtonian politics

UserJason Grier (York University, Canada).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2015, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Psychometric validation as theory avoidance

UserAnna Alexandrova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 February 2015, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Jan Swammerdam's visions of nature

UserClaire Sabel (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 23 February 2015, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

The making of the midlife crisis: psychology and feminism in the 1970s

UserSusanne Schmidt (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2015, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Emergent chance (jointly authored with Marcus Pivato)

UserChristian List (London School of Economics and Political Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2015, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Pragmatism and the possibility of (no) naturalistic metaphysics

UserJonathan Knowles (NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2015, 13:00-14:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Visions of useful nature in late-colonial Central America (c. 1770–1821)

UserSophie Brockmann (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 09 February 2015, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Finding drugs: Russia and the early modern global medicines trade, 1550–1750

UserClare Griffin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 04 February 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Research in psychiatry at a time of therapeutic optimism

UserKathryn Schoefert (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 January 2015, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Crystals and optics: Huygens and Wollaston

UserSteve Irish (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 26 November 2014, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Collecting natural history: Sloane's 'Vegetable Substances'

UserVictoria Pickering (Queen Mary University of London and Natural History Museum, London).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 24 November 2014, 13:00-14:15

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Title to be confirmed

Please note change of date and time

UserEleanor Knox (King's College London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 21 November 2014, 14:00-15:30

HPS History Workshop

Newton's chronology and the tradition of universal history

Please note change of date

UserTimothy Rees Jones (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 19 November 2014, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

W.B. Carpenter and the wonder of microscopy

UserEmma Pyle (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 November 2014, 13:00-14:15

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Visual STS

UserPeter Galison (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 13 November 2014, 13:00-14:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Brownian motion pictures

UserCharlotte Bigg (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 30 October 2014, 13:00-14:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Farewell to content

UserKim Sterelny (Australian National University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2014, 13:00-14:30

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

The realist stance

Note unusual day and time

UserAnjan Chakravartty (University of Notre Dame).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 16 October 2014, 12:30-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Jean André Peyssonnel and the coral island

UserSusannah Gibson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 October 2014, 13:00-14:15

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Nature, culture and philosophy

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Tim Lewens

UserTim Lewens (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HousePeterhouse Lecture Theatre, Trumpington Street.

ClockFriday 20 June 2014, 16:30-18:00

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Making sense of the Whipple Museum’s Muggletonian astronomical prints

UserDr Joshua Nall, Assistant Curator, Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

HouseFitzwilliam Museum, Education Seminar Room (35).

ClockWednesday 18 June 2014, 13:15-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Representationalism and pragmatism

UserPiotr Szalek (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 13 June 2014, 12:00-13:00

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Acting and Thinking Together

UserProf. Michael Bratman, Stanford University.

House Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall..

ClockThursday 12 June 2014, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The sources of Charles Darwin's work on animal reasoning

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 26 May 2014, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Pastoral modernism: the flying machine's arrival over the English countryside

UserCaitlin Doherty (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 May 2014, 17:00-18:00

Rausing Lecture

Waste, value and radioactive excess in Africa

Nineteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserGabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockMonday 19 May 2014, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

What is empathy? A genealogical account

UserRiana Betzler (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 16 May 2014, 12:00-13:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Why do societies work? Persistence and functional explanation

POSTPONED

UserAdrian Boutel (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2014, 13:00-14:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The prospects for Darwinian imperialism

UserAndrew Buskell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 07 March 2014, 12:00-13:00

Existential Risk: Surviving the 21st Century

UserHuw Price, Martin Rees and Jaan Tallinn.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockWednesday 26 February 2014, 17:30-18:45

Cabinet of Natural History

Skeletons in the cabinet and the Grand Tour of anatomy

UserMargaret Carlyle (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 February 2014, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

What is evidence?

UserMatt Penfold (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 07 February 2014, 12:00-13:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Human nature: from theory to practice

UserTim Lewens (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 05 February 2014, 13:00-14:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The medicalisation of love

UserBrian Earp (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockFriday 24 January 2014, 12:00-13:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Propensities and pragmatism

UserMauricio Suarez (Complutense University of Madrid).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 22 January 2014, 13:00-14:30

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

The multiple inventions of transgenic mice

UserDmitriy Myelnikov (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 21 January 2014, 17:00-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

The sources of Charles Darwin's work on animal reasoning

CANCELLED

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 02 December 2013, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

Bringing up the body: psychology and embodiment in the 20th century

UserAndrew Buskell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 25 November 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Ontic structural realism and economics: the unwanted gift

UserRaj Patel (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 November 2013, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Willi Hennig and philosophy

UserCharissa Varma (Darwin Correspondence Project).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 11 November 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Illustrating Enlightenment science: women at the margins in 18th-century France

UserMargaret Carlyle (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 November 2013, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Individual risk: does it exist?

UserPhil Dawid (Statistical Laboratory, Univeristy of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 23 October 2013, 13:00-14:30

Inaugural lecture: Logic and Assertion

UserProfessor Michael Potter, University of Cambridge.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 18 October 2013, 17:30-18:30

The logic of "nothing" from Homer to Heidegger

UserProfessor Alex Oliver, University of Cambridge.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 11 October 2013, 17:00-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Rationality in extraordinary science

CANCELLED

UserVashka dos Remedios (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 12 June 2013, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Laughing at the doctors: satire and public practice, 1660–1720

UserMichelle Wallis (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 05 June 2013, 17:00-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The entrenchment of metaphors in scientific practice

UserAnna de Bruyckere (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 May 2013, 17:00-18:00

Rausing Lecture

Coal, steam and ships: economic historians versus historians of technology?

Eighteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserCrosbie Smith (University of Kent).

HouseWinstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College.

ClockThursday 23 May 2013, 16:30-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Seeing with words: tours, surveys and agricultural improvement in Britain, c.1770–c.1820

UserSimon Nightingale (Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 20 May 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Explanation in neuroscience

UserZina Ward (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 15 May 2013, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Antenatal affairs: discourses of pregnancy and the unborn c.1900

UserSalim Al-Gailani (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 May 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Liebig's vampire: agricultural chemistry and the embodied earth in mid-19th century Britain

UserSimon Nightingale (Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 08 May 2013, 17:00-18:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Digital maps and minimal animals in movement ecology

UserEtienne Benson (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 25 April 2013, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

The natural history of the Chihuahua: canine mythology and the science of breeding

Postponed from 4 March

UserDavid Feller (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 18 March 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Varieties of tacit knowledge

UserTim Rogan (Faculty of History).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 March 2013, 17:00-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Harvesting toads in South Africa for pregnancy testing in Britain

UserJesse Olszynko-Gryn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 11 March 2013, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Scientific discovery and Wittgenstein's hinges

UserMinwoo Seo (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 March 2013, 17:00-18:00

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Responsibility, Moral and Otherwise

UserSusan Wolf (University of North Carolina) .

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 21 February 2013, 17:30-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Selection and maximization

UserJonathan Birch (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 07 February 2013, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Common sense and phrenology

UserSean Dyde (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 January 2013, 17:00-18:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Poet of progress: serendipity and the search for Erasmus Darwin

UserPatricia Fara (Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Clare College, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 24 January 2013, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

More models, more problems?

UserRune Nyrup (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 23 January 2013, 17:00-18:00

Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine

Generatio: medieval debates about procreation, heredity and 'bioethics'

UserMaaike van der Lugt (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 / Institut Universitaire de France).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 17 January 2013, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Objectivity in psychology – a Kantian perspective

UserKatharina Kraus (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2012, 17:00-18:00

CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) seminar

Aesthetics in science

UserAngela Breitenbach (Philosophy, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 November 2012, 13:00-14:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The Peckham Experiment

UserBoris Jardine (Science Museum, London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 08 November 2012, 13:00-14:00

Inaugural Lecture: Where would we be without counterfactuals?

UserHuw Price (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseLB3, Lecture Block, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 01 November 2012, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Local medicines in a global empire: collecting medicinal plants in eighteenth-century Spanish Central America

Please note change of speaker and topic

UserSophie Brockmann (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 29 October 2012, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

The Whipple Museum is full of rubbish!

UserNicky Reeves (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 15 October 2012, 13:00-14:15

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Scientific pluralism and the mission of history and philosophy of science

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Hasok Chang

UserHasok Chang (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 3.

ClockThursday 11 October 2012, 16:45-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Science funding 2.0

UserShahar Avin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 October 2012, 17:00-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Conceptual change in history of science

UserIrene Goudarouli (University of Athens).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 June 2012, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

The sciences of subjectivity

Special seminar: please note this will be held on a Wednesday

UserSteven Shapin (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2012, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Emergence in complexity science

UserLena Zuchowski (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

The modern rise of surgery: gloves as a technology of control

Seventeenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserThomas Schlich (McGill University).

HouseRoom 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 24 May 2012, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

From Cook to Cousteau: the many lives of coral reefs

Please note change of speaker and topic

UserAlistair Sponsel (Harvard University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 23 May 2012, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Colonial classification

UserKhadija Carroll La (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 10 May 2012, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

The global biopolitics of female sterilization

UserJesse Olszynko-Gryn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2012, 17:00-18:30

Twentieth Century Think Tank

Preserving scientific heritage: collaborating with scientists

UserLydia Wilson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 01 May 2012, 13:00-14:00

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Philosophical issues in research funding allocation

CANCELLED

UserHeather Douglas (University of Waterloo) and Donald Gillies (UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockSaturday 28 April 2012, 13:00-17:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Peter Paul Rubens and the bird of paradise: natural knowledge and painting in 17th-century Europe

Please note change of speaker and title

UserJosé Ramón Marcaida (Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 05 March 2012, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

'Mouse No. 48' and 'Mouse No. 73': first gene transfer experiments, 1977–1980

UserDmitriy Myelnikov (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

'Nothing Grows'

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseBoard Room, Faculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 28 February 2012, 15:30-17:00

History of Medicine Seminars

A pre-peanut history of food allergy

UserMatthew Smith (University of Strathclyde).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 21 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

Abaelard's theory of enthymematic inference

UserDr Bruno Michel.

HouseBoard Room, Faculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 21 February 2012, 15:30-17:00

A Paradigm Shift in Paris [Leverhulme Lectures in Philosophy]

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 17 February 2012, 17:30-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Technological trajectories of hip replacement

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 15 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

Abaelard on The Structure of Substance

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseBoard Room, Faculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 14 February 2012, 15:30-17:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The challenge of the asylum mortuary in early 20th-century Central Europe

UserLeslie Topp (Birkbeck, University of London and CRASSH, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 14 February 2012, 13:00-14:00

Sophisms and Modality

UserProf. Christopher Martin ( Auckland University, New Zealand (Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Philoso).

HouseBoard Room, Faculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 07 February 2012, 15:30-17:00

The Theory of Inference in Crisis [Leverhulme Lectures in Philosophy]

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 03 February 2012, 17:30-18:30

HPS History Workshop

How to assess influence: Wu Wen-Tsun's work in measure, number and weight

UserJiri Hudecek (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 01 February 2012, 17:00-18:30

Translation, Figurative Meaning, and Argument

UserProf. Christopher Martin ( Auckland University, New Zealand (Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Philoso).

HouseBoard Room, Faculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 31 January 2012, 15:30-17:00

The Novelties of Peter Aberlard [Leverhulme Lectures in Philosophy]

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 27 January 2012, 17:30-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The informational gene: semantic concepts in genetics as models

UserRahul Rose (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 January 2012, 13:00-14:00

Baptism and Essence

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseBoard Room, Faculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 24 January 2012, 15:30-17:00

The Beginnings of Medieval Logic [Leverhulme Lectures in Philosophy]

UserChristopher J Martin, Auckland University.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 20 January 2012, 17:30-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Retrocausality – what would it take?

Please note change of date

UserHuw Price (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 01 December 2011, 13:00-14:00

Inaugural lecture: When was Medieval Philosophy?

UserProf John Marenbon, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 30 November 2011, 17:30-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Private science and public morals: the diary of a late-Victorian teratologist

UserSalim Al-Gailani (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

Singularist semirealism

UserBence Nanay (University of Antwerp and Peterhouse, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockThursday 03 November 2011, 16:30-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Trick or treatise? Alchemy as natural magic

UserJennifer Rampling (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 31 October 2011, 13:00-14:15

Happiness and Sustainability

UserProf John O'Neill, Manchester University.

HouseLecture Block, room 3, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 28 October 2011, 17:30-18:30

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Arguing about Torture

UserProf David Luban, Georgetown University.

HouseLecture Block, room 3, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 21 October 2011, 17:30-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Buyer beware: robustness analyses in theoretical economics

UserAnna Alexandrova (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 19 October 2011, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Placing a laboratory: botanical buildings in Cambridge around 1900

UserA. Kathryn Schoefert (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 October 2011, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Kant on psychology as 'physiology of the inner sense'

UserKatharina Kraus (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 08 June 2011, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

History and philosophy of biology: new perspectives?

UserJoeri Witteveen (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) and Pierre-Olivier Méthot (University of Exeter).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 01 June 2011, 13:00-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

A framework for emergentism(s)

UserOlivier Sartenaer (Université Catholique de Louvain).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 25 May 2011, 13:00-14:00

A Priori Physicalism (or what to say about Mary)

UserProf. Frank Jackson, Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockMonday 16 May 2011, 17:00-18:00

Reductionism in Ethics

UserProf. Frank Jackson, Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 11 May 2011, 17:00-18:00

Reductionism in Ethics

UserProf. Frank Jackson, Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 11 May 2011, 17:00-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Authority waterfalls: an anti-realist model of research impact

UserShahar Avin (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 May 2011, 13:00-14:00

Reference for Representationalists

UserProf. Frank Jackson, Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockMonday 02 May 2011, 17:00-18:00

Thought Experiments

UserProf. Frank Jackson, Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 27 April 2011, 17:00-18:00

In Machines We Trust? Cloud computing, ambient intelligence and robotics

UserProf. Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College.

ClockWednesday 06 April 2011, 17:00-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Population thinking, statistical autonomy, and Biology's First Law

UserJoeri Witteveen (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 16 March 2011, 13:00-14:00

Value in Morality and Politics

UserT.M. Scanlon, Harvard University.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockTuesday 15 March 2011, 17:30-18:30

Cabinet of Natural History

Newtonian vegetables and perceptive plants

UserSusannah Gibson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 28 February 2011, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

Healthcare and welfare in contemporary Kenya

UserRuth Prince (Cambridge Centre of African Studies).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 14 February 2011, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

The poisoner's regress: on orientalism and natural history

UserSimon Schaffer (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 31 January 2011, 13:00-14:15

HPS History Workshop

Pregnancy testing and the 1930s controversy over the hormonal placenta

UserJesse Olszynko-Gryn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 26 January 2011, 13:00-14:00

History of Medicine Seminars

Spaces of healing: Byzantium and medieval Islam compared

UserPeregrine Horden (Royal Holloway, University of London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 25 January 2011, 17:00-18:30

Medieval Medicine Discussion Group

Somnambulism, violence and imagination in medieval medicine

Please note change of time and venue

UserWilliam MacLehose (UCL).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 06 December 2010, 17:00-18:30

What is Distinctive About Human Thought?

UserProfessor Tim Crane, Faculty of Philosophy.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 01 December 2010, 17:15-18:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Mutable mobiles: the circulation of botanical maps between Humboldtian Germany and Victorian Britain

UserNils Guettler (Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 29 November 2010, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

The making of the medieval English therapeutic landscape

UserHilary Powell (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 22 November 2010, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

The human automatism debate in the late 19th century

UserFrancis Neary (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 15 November 2010, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Nature and the space of reasons

UserAlexis Papazoglou (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 November 2010, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Politeness and the ethical force of natural history

UserAlexander Wragge-Morley (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 01 November 2010, 13:00-14:15

Fiction, Emotion and Imagination

UserDr Cain Todd, University of Lancaster.

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 3.

ClockFriday 29 October 2010, 17:30-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Organisms, autonomy and division of labour

UserJonathan Birch (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 20 October 2010, 13:00-14:00

Aristotle on Perceptual Content

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseFaculty of Philosophy.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2010, 12:30-13:30

HPS History Workshop

Representational practices and the ethics of natural history, 1650–1720

UserAlexander Wragge-Morley (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 October 2010, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Some aspects of early Darwinian commemoration

UserCarl Fisher (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 11 October 2010, 13:00-14:15

The Dark Matter of Cambridge Philosophy

UserFraser Macbride, University of Cambridge.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 September 2010, 11:15-12:15

The Irrelevance of Ethics

UserProfessor Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame.

HouseFisher House, Guildhall Street, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 03 June 2010, 17:30-19:00

Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term

Darwinism and Environmentalism

UserBrian Garvey (Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Lancaster University).

HouseCombination Room, Wolfson College.

ClockWednesday 02 June 2010, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

From scientific instruments to musical instruments: the tuning fork, metronome and siren

Fifteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserMyles W. Jackson (Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the Gallatin School of NYU).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 27 May 2010, 16:30-18:00

HPS History Workshop

Edmund Selous: birdwatching and interpreting animal behaviour in Britain, 1900

UserKathryn Ticehurst (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 March 2010, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Mathematical culture in Elizabethan England

UserKatie Taylor (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 March 2010, 12:00-13:00

Rede Lecture for 2009–10 on The Two Cultures Fifty Years On

UserBaroness O’Neill of Bengarve.

HouseSenate House.

ClockTuesday 02 March 2010, 17:30-18:30

Moral Sciences Club

UserDr Stephen Mulhall.

HouseDirac Room, Fisher Building, St. John's College.

ClockTuesday 02 March 2010, 17:15-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The 'economic' metaphor in biology: a case study

UserNatasha Goldberg (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 24 February 2010, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Reflections on Darwin 2009: a discussion

UserJim Secord (Department of History and Philosophy of Science) & Peter C. Kjaergaard (Universities of Aarhus & Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 22 February 2010, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Incongruent counterparts, orientation, and higher geometry

UserNicholas Teh (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 10 February 2010, 13:00-14:00

Twentieth Century Think Tank

The constructive idea: art and science in '30s London and Cambridge

UserBoris Jardine (Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 09 February 2010, 13:00-14:30

HPS History Workshop

Title to be confirmed

UserJiri Hudecek (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 February 2010, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

White maps of Africa – the making of blank spaces

UserNils Petter Hellström (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 February 2010, 12:00-13:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Causation and exceptions

UserAlex Broadbent (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 27 January 2010, 13:00-14:00

Medieval Medicine Discussion Group

Reconstructing Old English anatomical vocabulary

UserConan Doyle (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic).

HouseLodge Seminar Room, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 25 January 2010, 14:30-16:00

HPS History Workshop

Nunataks: historical phytogeography and botanical nation building in 1930s Québec

UserJesse Olszynko-Gryn (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 20 January 2010, 13:00-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

The epistemology of memory

UserJonathan Birch (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 02 December 2009, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Lyell's plots

UserAdelene Buckland (Cambridge Victorian Studies Group).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 23 November 2009, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

What is a thick concept?

UserNiklas Möller (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 November 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Deference at a distance

UserJohn Cusbert (ANU/University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 October 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

The meaning of altruism in interwar London

UserNick Whitfield (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 October 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Mass-Observation's May the Twelfth (1937) as utopian sociology

UserBoris Jardine (Department of History and Philosopy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 October 2009, 12:00-13:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Fungi in history

UserNick Jardine (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 12 October 2009, 13:00-14:15

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Autonomy and ontology: freedom in Kant and Heidegger

UserSacha Golob (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 June 2009, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Local crafts and universal science: lived experience and the written word in the early modern world

Fourteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserPamela H. Smith (Columbia University).

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.

ClockThursday 28 May 2009, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

What reasons needn't be

UserCiara Fairley (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 20 May 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Mad women and mad-doctors

UserAlexandra Bacopoulos-Viau (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 13 May 2009, 13:00-14:00

Psy Studies

Psychoanalysis and war

CANCELLED

UserEli Zaretsky (New School for Social Research, NY, and Institut du Temps Présent, Paris).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 06 May 2009, 17:00-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Placing trust in photographs – photography and the illustrated press

UserGeoff Belknap (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 April 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Where do the laws of logic come from?

UserFlorian Steinberger (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

Visual organisation of heavenly knowledge in the 16th and 17th centuries

UserKatie Taylor (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2009, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

God, king, and geometry: Cauchy's reactionary rigour

UserMichael Barany (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2009, 13:00-14:00

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

'A falling star' – the sovereign self in Otto Weininger

Jointly hosted with CRASSH, and held in their seminar room at 17 Mill Lane

UserLouis Sass (Rutgers University, New Jersey).

HouseCRASSH Seminar Room, 17 Mill Lane.

ClockThursday 12 February 2009, 17:00-19:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Defending shallow essentialism

UserNathan Wildman (Faculty of Philosophy).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2009, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Long in the tooth: a study of a set of papier-mache horses' teeth

UserBecky Brown (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 09 February 2009, 13:00-14:15

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project - a timely update

Please note change of venue

UserVarious speakers.

HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 3.

ClockFriday 06 February 2009, 14:00-17:30

Scientific Images Discussion Group

The Historiography of the Scientific Image

UserChitra Ramalingam (Harvard University).

HouseDepartment of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 January 2009, 11:00-12:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Status of human tissues

UserAlix Rogers (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 03 December 2008, 13:00-14:00

Psy Studies

Can psychometric/educational testing be multicultural? The case of Greenland

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LENT TERM

UserChristian Ydesen (Centre for Educational Sociology, Edinburgh).

HouseSeminar Room 2, History and Philosophy of Science, Department of.

ClockWednesday 26 November 2008, 17:00-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Hunting the phoenix: an alchemical detective story

UserJennifer Rampling (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 26 November 2008, 13:00-14:00

Early Science and Medicine

Space and spectacle in the Renaissance apothecary

UserEvelyn Welch (Queen Mary, University of London).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockTuesday 25 November 2008, 17:00-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Is the pessimistic induction valid?

UserSam Nicholson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 19 November 2008, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Why do we want Aristotle to have been a biologist (given that he wasn't)?

UserAndrew Cunningham (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 17 November 2008, 13:00-14:15

Scientific Images Discussion Group

Methodology and the visual image

Please note the different time

UserGeoff Belknap (HPS).

HouseDepartment of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 12 November 2008, 10:30-01:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Objective consequentialism, criteria of rightness and ignorance

UserJoanna Burch Brown (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 05 November 2008, 13:00-14:00

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The history of the science of music, 1700 to 1900

UserTorben Rees (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseWhipple Museum, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2008, 17:30-19:30

HPS History Workshop

'Restitution' in seventeenth-century architecture and natural philosophy

UserAlexander Wragge-Morley (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2008, 13:00-14:00

Psy Studies

Psychoanalysis, psyche and spirit in the modern world

UserSudhir Kakar (INSEAD, Fontainebleau & Goa).

HouseSeminar Room 2, History and Philosophy of Science, Department of.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2008, 17:00-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Groundwork for a Humean theory of ideal laws

UserBilly Wheeler (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2008, 13:00-14:00

Cabinet of Natural History

Orford Ness: landscape of war and science

UserSophia Davis (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 20 October 2008, 13:00-14:15

Cabinet of Natural History

The evolution of wonder

UserPaul White (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockMonday 13 October 2008, 13:00-14:15

Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science

The new riddle of causation

UserAlex Broadbent (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 2, History and Philosophy of Science, Department of.

ClockThursday 05 June 2008, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Reason in action: a Kantian view of norms

UserSasha Mudd (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 04 June 2008, 13:00-14:00

HPS History Workshop

The natural and the divine in Al-Farabi's classification of knowledge

UserLydia Wilson (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 28 May 2008, 13:00-14:00

Rausing Lecture

Shaping postwar Europe: science, technology and American soft power

Thirteenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture

UserJohn Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology).

HouseRoom 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 22 May 2008, 16:30-18:00

HPS Philosophy Workshop

Constructive empiricism as an epistemological thesis

UserPaul Dicken (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 21 May 2008, 13:00-14:00

Psy Studies

Scottish psychotherapy: communion, community and communication

UserGavin Miller (Manchester Metropolitan University).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2008, 17:00-18:30

HPS Philosophy Workshop

A social construction of health

UserElly Kingma (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 07 May 2008, 13:00-14:00

Psy Studies

The psycho-reflexology of film: Soviet non-fiction cinema of the 1920s

Please note early start

UserBarbara Wurm (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna).

HouseSeminar Room 2, History and Philosophy of Science, Department of.

ClockWednesday 30 April 2008, 16:30-18:30

HPS History Workshop

Thomas Digges' astronomy

UserKatie Taylor (Department of History and Philosophy of Science).

HouseSeminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

ClockWednesday 30 April 2008, 13:00-14:00