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.
Summer Newsletter (August 2015)
November 25 is the centenary of Albert Einstein's unveiling of the Einstein field equations, the capstone of his general theory of relativity. Resident fellow Michel Janssen and his colleague Jürgen Renn have published articles in Physics Today ("How Einstein found his field equations") and Nature ("Einstein was no lone genius") to commemorate the occasion.
November 20th, 2015
MCPS Graduate Student Fellow, Amber Eule-Nashoba a graduate student in Plant Biology, is interviewed in Winds of Change
October 28th, 2015
MCPS Director Alan Love was awarded a $2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for his project "From Biological Practice to Scientific Metaphysics". His coinvestigators are C. Kenneth Waters (University of Calgary), Marcel Weber (University of Geneva), and William Wimsatt (University of Minnesota/University of Chicago) more
September 25th, 2015