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Founded in 1960, the Center for Philosophy and History of Science (CPHS) fosters an examination of the factors that govern the theory and practice of science. CPHS hosts the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science. This lecture series has become a premier forum for national and international dialogue concerning all aspects of the philosophy and history of the sciences, mathematics, and logic.

Upcoming Events

For the 58th Annual BCPS program the Center will be co-sponsoring the 2017-2018 Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on “Humanities and Technology at the Crossroads” You can learn more about their full program here: MellonPhilEmerge.com

Philosophy of Popular Culture: Skepticism, Care, and Ordinary Life

Monday October 23rd, 2017 4-6pm
Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), 610 Commonwealth Avenue

Is this an Epistemological Revolution? Big Data and the Philosophy of Science

Monday November 27th, 2017 4-6pm
Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), 610 Commonwealth Avenue


Recent Events

Philosophical Platforms: Arendt, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein

Monday September 25th, 2017 4-6pm
Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), 610 Commonwealth Avenue

Experimental Metaphysics 30 Years On

Friday April 28th, 2017, 1pm – 5pm
Photonics Colloquium Room (906), Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street