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Update on ‘How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Science Teaching?’

Two years ago, this blog featured a series of posts about how the history and philosophy of science (HPS) can contribute to science education:Broadening the goals of science education, by Reuven Brandt,Improving scientific literacy through improved critical thinking skills, by Melissa Jacquart, How to include HPS in science education standards?, by myself, andWhat must be done [...]

New video: Rotman Institute Lecturer Bas van Fraassen, “The Semantic Approach to Science, After 50 Years”

What is a scientific theory? How does it get empirical meaning? What are its linguistic status and formal characteristics? 50 years ago, the advent of the semantic view of scientific theory marked a departure from the 'received view' or syntactic approach, according to which a theory is given by a system of axioms (definitions and [...]

2014-04-12T17:39:51-04:00April 14th, 2014|Events, Philosophy of Science|

Anthropics, Selection Effects, and Fine-tuning in Cosmology: A report from an Oxford conference, Dec. 2013

by Yann Benétreau-Dupin   The fourth Oxford mini-course and workshop on the philosophy of cosmology took place last month. It was another event made possible by a grant from the Templeton foundation, which has funded two large projects on the philosophy of cosmology at Rutgers and Oxbridge  (see a previous post on this blog about another such event, the [...]

2014-06-05T22:35:49-04:00January 16th, 2014|Philosophy of Cosmology|

What are the foundational issues in cosmology? A report from the Rutgers-UCSC Summer Institute for the Philosophy of Cosmology

by Yann Benétreau-Dupin and Chris Smeenk   Contemporary cosmology raises a number of philosophical questions, such as the limits of scientific explanations of the origin of the universe and the status of “dark energy” or the “multiverse.” Philosophers have recently turned to these topics, due to their intrinsic interest and the influx of new ideas [...]

2012/2013 Annual Rotman Lecturer: John D. Norton

As part of the Rotman Institute Speaker Series, each year one speaker is chosen as the Rotman Institute Lecturer in Philosophy and Science. This year, the Rotman Institute had the pleasure of hearing from Professor John D. Norton as the 2012/2013 Rotman Lecturer. Norton is currently the Director for the Center for Philosophy of Science, [...]

How to include the history and philosophy of science (HPS) in science education standards? (by Yann Benétreau-Dupin)

  BU Conference: “How HPS can contribute to science education” 4/5 Defining what place HPS should take in official guidelines is not an easy task. But it is of primary importance, and academics have a role to play in it. In the context of U.S. primary and secondary education, a national framework (pdf) provides guidelines [...]

2013-10-25T21:03:51-04:00February 14th, 2013|Philosophy of Science, Science Education|
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