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The Center for Philosophy & History of Science is one of twenty-one independent research centers and institutes within Boston University’s College of Arts of Sciences. Founded in 1960, the Center’s mission is to build bridges between the humanities and sciences by promoting interdisciplinary research into the historical, philosophical, ethical, and social factors that govern the theory and practice of science. For over 50 years, the Center has organized the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, which brings together the world’s leading researchers on half a dozen themes each year in a premier international forum.

 

Upcoming Events

CANCELLED: BIAS IN AI: TOWARDS ALGORITHMIC TRANSPARENCY, JUSTICE, AND ETHICS

Co-sponsored by BU Hariri Institute for Computing, Responsible Conduct of Research Program, & Office of the Provost

Sunday, March 22nd – Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Kilachand Center Room 101, 610 Commonwealth Ave.

CANCELLED: EXPLAINING BIOLOGICAL EVENTS IN DEEP TIME

Co-sponsored by CAS Associate Dean of Faculty for the Humanities

Friday, April 24th, 2020
STH B23-24, 745 Commonwealth Ave


Recent Events

IDENTITY, INDIVIDUALITY, & KINDS IN BIOLOGY

MANAGING MISINFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE

Co-sponsored by BU College of Arts & Sciences

ONTOLOGICAL INFERENCE AND EQUIVALENCE IN PHYSICS

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Kilachand Center Room 101, 610 Commonwealth Ave
2:00pm – 5:00pm