The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science advances research and graduate training in the philosophy of science and related studies of science and technology. It fosters a local community through a variety of activities and special events. This local community includes scholars from a number of different disciplines throughout the University of Minnesota as well as area colleges and universities. The Center brings together researchers from around the world through its visiting fellow program and conferences, and conducts collaborative research through its workshops, the results of which are published in Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science.
Winter Newsletter (December 2014)
MCPS Resident Fellow, Professor Roy Cook (philosophy) has been named as a CLA Scholar of the College. We congratulate him on this award.
March 25th, 2015
The 18th- and 19th-Century Subfield and University of Minnesota Department of Englishare pleased to present a talk by
Alan RichardsonLong the special province of literary theory and esthetic philosophy, imagination has, since the turn of the twenty-first century, become a key research topic within the sciences of brain and mind. Bringing new scientific and longstanding esthetic perspectives on imagination into sustained dialogue stands to benefit both scientific research programs and literary and cultural theories of artistic production and reception. Dr. Richardson's talk concentrates on one of the most promising areas for interdisciplinary collaboration: imagination and the brain’s default mode network (DMN). The talk ends with a brief examination of Coleridge's "This Lime Tree Bower My Prison" as a poem that exploits interconnections among the DMN.
"Literature, Neuroscience, and a New Account of Imagination,"
Friday, April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in Lind Hall 207a.
Professor Richardson (Department of English, Boston College) is the author of The Neural Sublime and British Romanticism and the Science of the Mind, and his research focuses on Romantic theories and representations of subjectivity, embodied agency, and language in relation to 18th- and early 19th-century neuroscientific speculation and experimentation.
The talk is free and open to the public.
March 25th, 2015
Paradoxes: from Aristotle to Homer Simpson MCPS Resident Fellow, Roy Cook is teaching a non-credit adult enrichment course for the College of Continuing Education beginning April 28, 2015. This course is open to all.
March 12th, 2015