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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Fall Colloquium 2015

Previous Colloquia

Lectures are held on Fridays at 3:35 p.m. in 275 Nicholson Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota (refreshments served at 3:15 pm).

Mary Domski *
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico
"Descartes and Newton on Deducing True Laws of Nature"

September 25
Harold Cook **
Department of History
Brown University
"A Different Descartes: The New Galen"
A Charles E. Culpeper Lecture in the History of Medicine

October 2
Christopher Noble
Department of Philosophy
Villanova University
"Leibniz and Technology: What Automata, Mills, and Calculators
Teach Us about Cognition"


October 9
Richard Scheines *
Department of Philosophy
Cargenie Mellon University
"The Revolution in Computational Causal Discovery"

October 16
Ahmed Ragab
Harvard Divinity School
"How to be a Patient: Patienthood and Medical Thinking in the
Medieval Islamicate World"
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Advanced Study, the Center for Early Modern History, and the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World


October 23
Joseph Gabriel
School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Origins of a Legitimation Crisis: Medical Science, Private Profit, and the
Challenge of Big Pharma"


October 30
Margaret Morrison*
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto
"Fictional Models and Models as Fictions: Disentangling the Difference"


November 6
Michael Reidy
Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Montana State University
"How to Create a Physicist"

November 13
Donna Bilak
Department of History
Columbia University
"Steganography and the Art of Secret Writing: New Perspectives on Michael Maier’s Alchemical Emblem Book, Atalanta fugiens (1618)"

November 16 (Monday)
Christine von Oertzen
Max Planck Institute for the
History of Science
"Machineries of Data Power: manual versus Mechanical Census Compilation in Ninteenth Century Europe"
12:15pm-1:15pm in 50 Willey Hall

November 20
James Justus *
Department of Philosophy
Florida State University
"Ecological Theory and the Niche"

November 27
No Colloquium: Thanksgiving Break

December 4
Peter Distelzweig *
Department of Philosophy
University of St. Thomas
"Method and Morals in William Harvey's Philosophical Anatomy"

Nicholas Buchanan
History of Science and Tehcnology
University of Minnesota
"Tanked: On Keeping Things Alive in Places They Shouldn't Be"

* Cosponsored by Studies of Science and Technology and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science.
** Cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History.

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