STS Workshops at Cambridge HPS
Meetings are held on Thursdays, 12noon to 1.30pm in Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge, Seminar Room 1. All welcome.
Organised by Jon Agar, Ipek Demir, Rob Doubleday and Martin Kusch.
Lent Term 2006
The meetings in Lent Term 2006 have the common theme of ‘Kuhn and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge’. (A conference with this title will take place in HPS at the end of Lent Term.) Copies of all the texts will be on reserve in the Whipple Library.
19 January Peter Lipton on Kuhn and Barnes
Peter Lipton will introduce and lead a discussion of T.S. Kuhn, ‘Dubbing and Redubbing: The Vulnerability of Rigid Designation’, in C. Wade Savage (ed.), Scientific Theories (Minn. Studies in the Philosophy of Science XIV), University of Minn., 1990, 298-318; and S.B. Barnes, ‘On the Extensions of Concepts and the Growth of Knowledge’, Sociological Review 30, 1, 1982, 23-44
2 February Jim Secord on Kuhn
Jim Secord will introduce and lead a discussion of T.S. Kuhn, ‘The Relations between History and the History of Science’ and ‘Mathematical vs. Experimental Traditions in the History of Physical Science’, in Kuhn, The Essential Tension, Chicago, 1977, 31-65 & 127-161
16 February Martin Kusch on Barnes and Fuller
Martin Kusch will introduce and lead a discussion of S.B. Barnes, ‘Thomas Kuhn and the Problem of Social Order in Science’, in T. Nickles (ed.), Thomas Kuhn, CUP, 2003, 122-141; and S. Fuller, ‘Being There with Thomas Kuhn’, History and Theory 31, 1992, 241-75
2 March Simon Schaffer on Kuhn
Simon Schaffer will introduce and lead a discussion of T.S. Kuhn, ‘Historical Structure of Scientific Discovery’, in Kuhn, The Essential Tension, Chicago, 1977, 165-177. The paper is available online at http://www.augustana.edu/users/Psmccallum/Readings%202005/kuhn.pdf
9 March John Forrester will introduce and lead a discussion of his paper ‘Kuhn and Psychoanalysis’