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Friday, October 30th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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History and Philosophy of Science Seminar

The Origin of Vector Calculus in Geometry and Mechanics
Sandro Caparrini, postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto,
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Cartesian Consciousness Reconsidered
Alison Simmons, professor of philosophy, Harvard University,
Friday, May 8th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Persons and Explanations by Mechanisms
Peter Machamer, professor of the history and philosophy of science, University of Pittsburgh,
Friday, May 1st, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Beyond Galton: J.S. Mill, Charles Darwin, and the 19th Century British Debate over Inherited Differences?
Diane Paul, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Boston, visiting professor, UCLA Center for Society and Genetics,
Friday, February 27th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Pre-History of the Mechanical Philosophy
Daniel Garber, professor of philosophy, Princeton University,
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Leibniz's History of the Earth
Claudine Cohen, CNRS-University of Paris,
Andre Wakefield, Pitzer College,
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Big Books in Manuscript and Print
Ann Blair, professor of history, Harvard University,
Friday, December 5th, 2008
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Gravity in the Tropics: The Seconds Pendulum and Global Science, 1672–1726
Nicholas Dew, assistant professor of history, McGill University,
Friday, May 9th, 2008
Friday, January 25th, 2008
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The Genesis of the 1000-foot Arecibo Dish
Marshall Cohen, professor of astronomy, emeritus, Caltech,
Friday, January 11th, 2008
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Marx, Mao, and Mathematics
Joseph Dauben, professor of history, City University of New York,
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Two Concepts of Scientific Philosophy: Carnap and Reichenbach
Andre Carus, affiliate lecturer, University of Cambridge ,
Friday, March 30th, 2007
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Visualizing the Mathematical Sciences in the Early Modern Period
Volker Remmert, University of Mainz,
Friday, February 16th, 2007
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Modeling in Synthetic Biology
Andrea Loettgers, senior postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Biological Circuitry Design, Caltech,
Friday, January 26th, 2007
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Heinrich Hertz's Road to the Principles of Mechanics
Jesper Lutzen, visiting professor of history, Caltech, and professor of mathematics, University of Copenhagen,
Friday, January 12th, 2007
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Useful Knowledge: On the History of the Concept of Science for the Common Good, from Bacon to Mill
Rose-Mary Sargent, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor of History, Caltech, and professor of philosophy, Merrimack College,
Monday, June 5th, 2006
4:00pm 5:00pm
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William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar

Wonderment for Idiots in Baroque Rome
Ingrid Rowland, associate professor of art history, University of Chicago,
Friday, June 2nd, 2006
4:00pm 5:00pm
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To Draw or to Calculate: Aristarchus's Problem and the Computational Practices of Greek Astronomy
Ido Yavetz, assistant professor, The Cohn Institute for History of Science, Tel Aviv University, and the Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the History of Science, Caltech,
Friday, May 19th, 2006
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Kepler's Archetypal Cosmology and Arguments for the Copernican Theory
Noel Swerdlow, professor of history and professor of astronomy and astrophysics, University of Chicago,
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
4:00pm 5:00pm
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The Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Lambert: Its Development, Its Use, and Its Prestige
Kirsti Andersen, associate professor, department of the history of science, University of Aarhus, Denmark,
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Building MIT: Architecture and Technology
Thomas P. Hughes, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science and Technology , University of Pennsylvania,
Friday, November 18th, 2005
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Running a Laboratory in 19th-Century Germany: Virchow the Pathologist and Ludwig the Physiologist
Robert G. Frank, Department of History, UCLA,
Friday, April 29th, 2005
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Einstein as Object and Tool of Historical Research
Diana Kormos-Buchwald, Associate Professor of History, Caltech,
Friday, February 11th, 2005
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Ernst Mayr's Identification of Typology as the Enemy of Darwin: an Exercise in Metahistory
Mary P. Winsor, Professor Emeritus, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto,
Friday, November 5th, 2004
4:00pm 5:00pm
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Shifting Ontologies in Eighteenth-Century Chemistry: Classification Between Workshop, Laboratory, and the Field
Wolfgang Lefevre and Ursula Klein, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin,