2022-2023

PHILOSOPHY OF THE GEOSCIENCES

Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 2023
CDS 263, 665 Commonwealth Ave.
10:00am – 5:30pm

Friday, May 5th, 2023

The Cinderella Science: Intellectual Obstacles Facing the History & Philosophy of Geology in the Mid-20th Century
Rachel Laudan, HPS, Independent Scholar

What Philosophers of the Geosciences Can Learn from Environmental Aesthetics
Derek Turner, Philosophy, Connecticut College

Using Paleoclimate Analogues to Inform Climate Projections
Aja Watkins, Philosophy, Boston University

Knowledge by Proxy
Meghan Page, Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland

The Mill That Works Both Ways: Data, Theory, & Evidence in Travel Time Seismology
Teru Miyake, Philosophy, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore

Rethinking Mineral Taxonomy from a More Historical Perspective
Carol Cleland, Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder

 

  • Rachel Laudan on “The Cinderella Science: Intellectual Obstacles Facing the History & Philosophy of Geology in the Mid-20th Century”

  • Derek Turner on “What Philosophers of the Geosciences Can Learn from Environmental Aesthetics”

  • Aja Watkins on “Using Paleoclimate Analogues to Inform Climate Projections”

  • Meghan Page on “Knowledge by Proxy”

  • Teru Miyake on “The Mill That Works Both Ways: Data, Theory, & Evidence in Travel Time Seismology”

  • Teru Miyake on “The Mill That Works Both Ways: Data, Theory, & Evidence in Travel Time Seismology”

  • Carol Cleland on “Rethinking Mineral Taxonomy from a More Historical Perspective”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Skeletons in the Closet: The Issue of Scientific Colonialism in Paleontology
Nussaïbah Raja-Schoob, Geography & Geosciences, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Germany

Performing the Origins of US Geology from the Classroom to the Field
Tamara Pico, Earth & Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

To the End of the Earth: Fieldwork on a Changing Planet
Carlos Santana, Philosophy, University of Utah

Bringing Gravitation Down to Earth: Severe Testing in Laplace’s Mechanique Celeste
Miguel Ohnesorge, HPS, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Temporal Colonization on the Great Plains
Lukas Rieppel, History, Brown Univ.

Looking Backward to Move Forward. Philosophical Issues in Conservation Paleoecology
Federica Bocchi, Philosophy, Boston University

On Geoeschatology & the Anthropocene
David Sepkoski, History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

  • Tamara Pico on “Performing the Origins of US Geology from the Classroom to the Field”

  • Nussaïbah Raja-Schoob on “Skeletons in the Closet: The Issue of Scientific Colonialism in Paleontology”

  • Carlos Santana on “To the End of the Earth: Fieldwork on a Changing Planet”

  • Miguel Ohnesorge on “Bringing Gravitation Down to Earth: Severe Testing in Laplace’s Mécanique Céleste”

  • Lukas Rieppel on “Temporal Colonization on the Great Plains”

  • Federica Bocchi on “Looking Backward to Move Forward: Philosophical Issues in Conservation Paleoecology”

  • David Sepkoski on “On Geoeschatology & the Anthropocene”

  • Phi-Geo Research Group at BU

  • Center for Computing & Data Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LOSS, ERASURE & THE AVALONIAN EDICARAN

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
STH 525, 745 Commonwealth Ave.
4:00pm – 6:00pm