The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science advances research and graduate training in the philosophy of science and related studies of science and technology. It fosters a local community through a variety of activities and special events. This local community includes scholars from a number of different disciplines throughout the University of Minnesota as well as area colleges and universities. The Center brings together researchers from around the world through its visiting fellow program and conferences, and conducts collaborative research through its workshops, the results of which are published in Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
Winter Newsletter (December 2014)
When science yields to freedom of expression
Resident Fellow, Douglas Allchin, weighed in on the relationship between freedom of speech and respect for evidence in debates about climate change in a recent editorial in the Star Tribune.
February 10th, 2015
Explaining Development, Evolutionary Novelty, and Evolvability
Thomas Stewart (University of Chicago) has accepted the postdoctoral position at the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota to work on the the project "Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena," sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. This project brings together scholars in philosophy and biology to address the problem of integrating different types of explanations from scientific approaches to bridge the divide between genetic and generic or physical explanatory approaches for three domains of biological phenomena: development, evolutionary novelty, and evolvability.
November 13th, 2014
MCPS IDF recipient Maria Rebolleda-Gomez features in Minnesota Daily
Maria Rebolleda-Gomez was awarded an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship at MCPS for 2014-2015. This week the Minnesota Daily features an article about the challenges of obtaining funds for interdisciplinary research at the University and contrasts her experience with MCPS graduate student fellow Katherine Liu's funding. See the Minnesota Daily for full article
July 17th, 2014