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Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Bayesian Pursuit of Truth: On an Influential and yet Underappreciated Solution to the Problem of the Priors
Hanti Lin, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, UC Davis,
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Campanella, Galileo, and the Clash for the New Science at the Court of Pope Urban VIII
Stefano Gattei, Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology, The Huntington Library,
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The Food of our Food: Medicated Feed and the Industrialization of Metabolism
Hannah Landecker, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA,
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Stein's paradox and group rationality
Jan-Willem Romeijn, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Head of the Department of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Groningen - Netherlands,
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Between the Sun and the Earth: The Recent History of Heliophysics and Space Weather
Gregory Good, Historian of Earth Science and Director of the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics,
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Dynamic Epistemic Risk
Boris Babic, Weisman Postdoctoral Scholar Instructor in Philosophy of Science, Caltech,
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Newton as a Philosophical Geometer: The Example of the Two Revolving Globes
Monica Solomon, Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, USC,
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
4:00pm 5:00pm
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A Paradigm Shift in Slow Motion: On the History of Gravitational Waves
Alexander Blum, Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Visiting Associate in History of Science, Caltech,
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors and Models of Moral Cognition
Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy, UC Riverside,
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
4:15pm 5:15pm
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On the Rise and Decline of Visual Modes of Teaching Philosophy
Susanna Berger, Assistant Professor of Art History, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC,
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
4:15pm 5:15pm
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CANCELLED | Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

This talk has been cancelled.
Alexander Blum, Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Visiting Associate in History of Science, Caltech,
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
4:30pm 5:30pm
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A History of the Vacuum in Theoretical Physics
Aaron Sidney Wright, Postdoctoral Scholar, Suppes Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University,
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Our Knowledge about the Past: Some Puzzles from Physics
Eddy Chen, Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences,
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Early Detection of Gravitational Waves: A Historical Account
Virginia Trimble, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine,
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The Species Problem Problem and the No Solution Solution
Matt Haber, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Utah,
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Renormalize 'et impera': realism and approximate truth in particle physics
Porter Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh,
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Historians in the Laboratory: The Making and Knowing Project
Pamela Smith, Seth Low Professor of History, Director of the Center for Science and Society, Columbia University, New York,
Monday, October 31st, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Appreciation Problems of Neuroeconomics
Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Philosophy, Professor Emeritus; Universität Zürich, Department of Economics, Lecturer,
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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What is ‘orthodox' quantum mechanics?
David Wallace, Professor of Philosophy, USC,
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Joint Seminar of the Walter Burke Institute of Theoretical Physics and the Einstein Papers Project

Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes
Lars Brink, Professor Emeritus, Chalmers University of Technology; Former Chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics,
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Scientific Variables
Benjamin Jantzen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech,
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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How is an Olinguito like a Gothic church?
Aleta Quinn, Ahmanson Postdoctoral Instructor in Philosophy of Science, Caltech,
Friday, September 30th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Geometrical Understanding in Dirac's Discovery of his Electron Equation
Thomas Pashby, Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities, School of Philosophy, USC,
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Cold War Geographies and the Making of the Indian Space Program
Asif Siddiqi, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor of History, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,