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Fall Colloquia 2009

Fall Colloquia 2009

University of Minnesota

History of Science and Technology

Fall Colloquia 2009

September 25

“The Philosophical Inadequacy of Engineering.” Carl Mitcham, Hennebach

Program in the Humanities, Colorado School of Mines

October 2

“Objects, Individuals, and Structures: In Search of Fundamental

Ontology.” Katherine Brading, Department of Philosophy, University of

Notre Dame. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.

October 9

“Trying Galileo.” Thomas Mayer, Department of History, Medieval and

Renaissance Studies, Augustana College-Rock Island, Ill. Cosponsored by

the Center for Early Modern History.

October 16

“Psyche and Electricity.” Joost Vijselaar, Department of History and Art

History, Utrecht University. Cosponsored by The Bakken Museum.

October 23

*** NOTE: Carlson School of Management Room 1-142 ***

“The Representation of Time: Awareness, Mathematics, and the Puzzle of

Asymmetry.” Emily Grosholz, Department of Philosophy, Penn State

University. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of

Science and the Department of Philosophy.

October 30

“Inside the Black(body) Box: Jordan on the Wave-Particle Duality of

Light.” Michel Janssen, Program in History of Science and Technology,

University of Minnesota

November 6

TBA

November 13

“Programming Enterprise: Women Entrepreneurs in Software and Services,

1965-1990.” Jeffrey Yost, Charles Babbage Institute, University of

Minnesota.

Wednesday, December 9

*** NOTE: 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Borlaug Room 335 (St. Paul Campus)***

“Social Evolution and Behavior in the Microbe Dictyostelium discoideum.”

Joan Strassmann, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice

University. Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of

Science and the Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

December 11

“What Is an Organism?” David Queller, Department of Ecology and

Evolutionary Biology, Rice University. Cosponsored by the Minnesota

Center for Philosophy of Science and the Conceptual Foundations of

Evolutionary Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

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Except as noted below, colloquia are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in

Tate Lab of Physics, room 131 on the Minneapolis campus of the

University of Minnesota (refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in room 216). Please

check our website (www.hst.umn.edu) for updates. For additional

information, please contact Barbara Eastwold at (612) 624-7069 or

[email protected].

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