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Durham: HPS PhD Studentship

Durham University PhD Studentship Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science The AHRC-funded project ‘Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science’ invites applications for a PhD studentship in integrated history and philosophy of science. The studentship includes three years’ Home/EU fees, plus maintenance at RCUK rates (minimum of £13,863 for 2014-5). ‘Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science’ is a research initiative based in the Departments of Philosophy at Durham University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (United States). The project will critically evaluate contemporary scientific realism by looking to a number of episodes in the history of science which pose problems for this position. The successful applicant will have a good degree, and have (or be working towards) a Masters in a relevant discipline. He/she will work cl

The reform of the International System of units

The reform of the International System of units. Philosophical, historical and sociological perspectives Special issue of the Journal for General Philosophy of Science Guest editors: Nadine de Courtenay, Olivier Darrigol, Oliver Schlaudt As it stands today, the International System of units (SI) rests on a heterogeneous set of definitions. The kilogram is defined in terms of a material artifact whilst the definition of other base units, such as the meter, are related to fundamental constants. A reform aiming at redefining all the SI base units on the model of the meter is now under way: the definitions will be based on certain laws of nature and a choice of fundamental constants whose values will be frozen after they have been measured with an uncertainty sufficiently small to allow the revision of the system without introducing inconsistencies. The new system will come close to carrying out Planck’s idea of a « natural » system of units. It has now become possible to achieve this idea

Conference announcement: History of Recent Social Science Conference, 13-14 June, 2014

HISTORY OF RECENT SOCIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE * École normale supérieure de Cachan * Pavillon des jardins, salle des conférences * Friday, 13 June to Saturday, 14 June *   http://hisress.org This two-day conference, hosted at the École normale supérieure de Cachan, is organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. The schedule is copied below, and can be found online at: http://hisress.org The organizing committee consists of Jamie Cohen-Cole (George Washington University), Philippe Fontaine (ENS Cachan), Nicolas Guilhot (CIRHUS - NYU), and Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg College). Questions about the conference, including participation, can be sent to: philippe.fontaine@ens-cachan.fr FRIDAY, JUNE 13 9:50 – 10:40 am * Fabian Link (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main) * Re-constitutionalizing social sciences in postwar-Frankfurt: Social knowledge between reeducation, democratization and “anti-totalitarianism” 10:50 – 11:40 am * Alice White (University of Ke

'The "Artificial" and the "Natural"' Workshop - Registration still open

Registration the workshop 'The "Artificial" and the "Natural" in the Life Sciences, c. 1850-1950' is open. The event will take place from Thursday 26th to Friday 27th June 2014. The event will be bring together historians, philosophers and sociologists with an interest in the history of the life sciences, particularly postgraduates, in order to discuss the manner in which particular views of art (and artifice or the artificial) and nature (or the natural) influenced the natural sciences in the pivotal century between 1850 and 1950. The event is generously supported by the Department of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. Details of this are on the workshop website located at:    http://exeter2014.wordpress.com . Please email jwel201@ex.ac.uk for additional information. The conference programme (also available on the website) includes three

Clystère n° 31 – Juin 2014

Chers collègues, Clystère n° 31 – Juin 2014 est paru, à télécharger sur www.clystere.com (ou http://clystere.pagesperso-orange.fr/) pensez à actualiser la page de votre navigateur si vous ne voyez pas le numéro 31 dans le menu à gauche. Commentaires, articles etc.. bienvenus. Bonne lecture Bien amicalement Clyster N 31 - June, 2014 is appeared, download it on www.clystere.com (or http: //clystere.pagesperso-orange.fr/ ) Think of updating the page of your browser if you do not see the number 31 in the menu to the left. Comments, articles etc. welcome. Good reading Very friendly Clystère n ° 31 – junio de 2014 es aparecida, que hay que cargar sobre www.clystere.com (o http://clystere.pagesperso-orange.fr/) Piense actualizar la página de su navegador si usted no ve el número 31 en el menú a la izquierda. Comentarios, artículos etc bienvenidos. Buena lectura