Spring Meeting #3

SOIT Meeting #3 of the Spring Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on May. 10th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the History of Science and the Philosophy of Science.

Four kinds of perspectival truth

Massimi, Michela. “Four kinds of perspectival truth.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 96, no. 2 (2018): 342-359.

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AfterMath: The work of proof in the age of human–machine collaboration..

Dick, Stephanie. “AfterMath: The work of proof in the age of human–machine collaboration.” Isis102, no. 3 (2011): 494-505.

Spring Meeting #2

SOIT Meeting #2 of the Spring Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on April. 26th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the Sociology of Science and an interesting hybrid of Philosophy & History of Science.

The Reverse Matthew Effect: Consequences of Retraction in Scientific Teams..

Jin, Ginger Zhe, Benjamin Jones, Susan Feng Lu, and Brian Uzzi. “The Reverse Matthew Effect: Consequences of Retraction in Scientific Teams.” Review of Economics and Statistics 0 (2018).

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Descartes and the Historiography of Philosophy.

Williams, Bernard. The sense of the past: Essays in the history of philosophy. Princeton University Press, 2009.

Spring Meeting #1

SOIT Meeting #1 of the Spring Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on April. 12th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the History of Science and the Anthropology of Science.

The Axolotl in Global Circuits of Knowledge Production: Producing Multispecies Potentiality.

Wanderer, Emily. “The Axolotl in Global Circuits of Knowledge Production: Producing Multispecies Potentiality.” Cultural Anthropology 33, no. 4 (2018): 650-679.

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Mechanical Calculation and the History of Intelligence. [NOTE: Unpublished Manuscript. Please refer to SOIT email or contact eduede@uchicago.edu for link to download].

Daston, Lorraine. “Mechanical Calculation and the History of Intelligence.” Unpublished Manuscript.

As always, lunch will be provided.

Winter Meeting #4

SOIT Meeting #4 of the Winter Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on March. 15th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. This is a special SOIT as we welcome prospective graduate students. For this reason, we will have only one reading. The reading will be taken from the Philosophy of Science.

The aesthetics of theory selection and the logics of art.

O’Loughlin, Ian, and Kate McCallum. “The aesthetics of theory selection and the logics of art.” Philosophy of Science, (2018).

As always, lunch will be provided.

Winter Meeting #3 Readings

SOIT Meeting #3 of the Winter Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on Feb. 15th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the the Social Studies of Science and the Philosophy of Science

The social life of data points: Antecedents of digital technologies

Armstrong, David. “The social life of data points: Antecedents of digital technologies.” Social studies of science (2019): 0306312718821726.

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The Philosophical Novelty Of Computer Simulation Methods

Humphreys, Paul. “The philosophical novelty of computer simulation methods.” Synthese 169, no. 3 (2009): 615-626.

WINTER MEETING #2 READINGS

SOIT Meeting #2 of the Winter Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on Feb. 1st in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the History of Science and the Social Studies of Science.

“The Naturalist and the Emperor, a Tragedy in Three Acts; or, How History Fell Out of Favor as a Way of Knowing Nature.”

Riskin, Jessica. “The Naturalist and the Emperor, a Tragedy in Three Acts; or, How History Fell Out of Favor as a Way of Knowing Nature.” KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 2, no. 1 (2018): 85-110.

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“Nineteen Hertz and Below: An Infrasonic History of the Twentieth Century.

Roosth, Sophia. “Nineteen Hertz and Below: An Infrasonic History of the Twentieth Century.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 5, no. 3 (2018): 109-124.

Winter Meeting #1 Readings

SOIT Meeting #1 of the Winter Term (2019) will take place at 12pm on Jan. 18th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the Philosophy of Science and the History of Science.

Discussing What Would Happen- The Role of Thought Experiments in Galileo’s Dialogues

Palmerino, Carla Rita. “Discussing What Would Happen: The Role of Thought Experiments in Galileo’s Dialogues.” Philosophy of Science (2018).

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A Feeling for the Algorithm: Working Knowledge and Big Data in Biology

Stevens, Hallam. “A Feeling for the Algorithm: Working Knowledge and Big Data in Biology.” Osiris 32, no. 1 (2017): 151-174.

Meeting #3 Readings

SOIT Meeting #3 for Autumn 2018 will take place at 12pm on November 9th in Social Sciences Research Building Room 205. The readings will be taken from the Social Studies of Science and the Philosophy of Science.

Special guest discussants:

Anubav Vasudevan (Associate Professor of Philosophy, UChicago)

Lars Peter Hansen (David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor, UChicago)

Readings:

Chance, determinism and the classical theory of probability

Vasudevan, Anubav. “Chance, determinism and the classical theory of probability.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 67 (2018): 32-43.

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Uncertainty in Economic Analysis and the Economic Analysis of Uncertainty

Lars Peter Hansen, “Uncertainty in Economic Analysis and the Economic Analysis of Uncertainty,” KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 1, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 171-197.

Meeting #2 Readings

SOIT Meeting #2 of the 2018-2019 academic year will take place at 12:00pm on Friday, October 26th, 2018 in the Fishbein Center (SSR 208). The readings will be taken from the History of Science and from the Anthropology of Science:

Special Discussant: Robert J. Richards (Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine)

Readings:

The Role of Biography in Intellectual History

Richards, Robert J. “The Role of Biography in Intellectual History.” KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 1.2 (2017): 295-318.

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Gravity’s Reverb: Listening to Space-Time, or Articulating the Sounds of Gravitational-Wave Detection.

Helmreich, Stefan. “Gravity’s Reverb: Listening to Space-Time, or Articulating the Sounds of Gravitational-Wave Detection.” Cultural Anthropology 27.1 (2012): 464-492.

Meeting #1 Readings

SOIT Meeting #1 of the 2018-2019 academic year will take place at 12:00pm on Friday, October 12th, 2018. The readings will be taken from the History of Science and from the Philosophy of Science:

Names and Numbers

Müller-Wille, Staffan. “Names and Numbers:“Data” in Classical Natural History, 1758–1859.” Osiris 32.1 (2017)

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Evolution and Moral Realism

Kim Sterelny, Ben Fraser. “Evolution and Moral Realism.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Volume 68, Issue 4, 1 December 2017 (Editors of the Philosopher’s Annual 10 best of 2017)

At the end of the meeting, we will solicit the Meeting #2 papers from the History of Science and from one of the Social Studies of Science. With questions, email Eamon Duede (eduede [at] uchicago [dot] edu).

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