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

We are pleased to announce this year’s program! Please see our Colloquium page for more information on these upcoming events.

Quantum Mechanics and Modality

Friday, October 9th, 2015
The Castle, 225 Bay State Rd.
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Convergent Minds: The Evolution of Cognitive Complexity

Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Photonics Colloquium Room (906),
Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St.
9:00am – 5:30pm

Economic Fictions and the Methodology of Positive Economics

Friday, November 13th, 2015
The Castle, 225 Bay State Rd.
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Recent Events

Diversity, Plasticity, and the Science of Sexuality

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Photonics Center
Colloquium Room, 9th Floor
8 St. Mary’s Street
9:30am – 6pm

Scientific Pluralism

Friday, April 10th, 2015
The Castle
225 Bay State Rd.
3pm – 6pm