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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

MANAGING MISINFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE

Co-sponsored by BU College of Arts & Sciences

Friday, December 26th, 2019
Kilachand Center Room 101, 610 Commonwealth Ave
1:00pm – 6:00pm

ONTOLOGICAL INFERENCE AND EQUIVALENCE IN PHYSICS

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

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.


Recent Events

SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: FROM ONTOLOGY TO PRACTICE

Co-sponsored by Department of Sociology

IDENTITY, INDIVIDUALITY, & KINDS IN BIOLOGY