University of Leeds, History & Philosophy of Science Seminars


Semester 2,  2008-9

Venue:  Department of Philosophy,  Woodhouse Lane, Baines Wing Room G36 

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Seminars commence at 3.15pm (with tea at 3pm) unless otherwise stated

4th February David Munns (Imperial College)
Science for a Post-colonial World:Creating a biological ‘uncertainty principle’ in the Australian Phytotron, 1945-1965.

18th February Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds)
Inaugural Lecture: Owning and Disowning Invention: problems of knowledge, integrity and technology
NB starts at 5.30pm.  Location: University Council Chamber

4th March Silvia De Renzi (Open University)
Bad Air at the Jesuits’ Collegio Romano: building speculation and physicians’ expertise in seventeenth-century Rome

18th March F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam & Utrecht University) 
On the Second Indeterminacy Thesis

3rd April (Friday) Otávio Bueno (University of Miami)  
Scientific Representation and Depiction: Some Limitations
NB starts at 11am

22nd April Ulrich Stegmann (King’s College London)
Animal Signals and Teleosemantics

6th May Dean Rickles (University of Sydney)
The Colourful and Monstrous Origins of String Theory

13th May Thomas Söderqvist (University of Copenhagen)
Problem of Narrative vs. Episodic histories in Museology