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)
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
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior research specialist, and MCPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Daniel Stanton was featured in National Geographic Explorer Moment of the Week.
September 15th, 2015
Erik Angner (George Mason University)
The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (MCPS) is hosting Erik Angner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy at George Mason University, on Friday, May 1st. In addition to his colloquium presentation ("There is no problem of interpersonal comparisons"), Professor Angner will meet with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students to discuss his paper "Behavioral Welfare Economics, Libertarian Paternalism, and the Nudge Agenda" (available here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2580523). We welcome anyone interested in joining the conversation, which will be in 830 Heller Hall from 1:30-3pm. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided. Professor Angner's colloquium presentation will begin at 3:35pm. For more details, go to the MCPS website (http://www.mcps.umn.edu/).
For questions regarding Professor Angner's visit, please contact the MCPS Director, Alan Love (firstname.lastname@example.org).
April 16th, 2015