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about the center

The Center for Philosophy of Science is devoted to philosophy of science in all its forms. It was founded in 1960 by Adolf Grünbaum and its first activities included the Annual Lecture Series and a supporting series of volumes. In the decades following, Center activities were expanded to include a Visiting Fellows Program, through which philosophers of science reside in the Center for a term or academic year to talk philosophy and undertake their own research; international agreements with Konstanz, Athens, Coruna and Catania; and philsci-archive.pitt.edu, a preprint server. The Center supports a full calendar of events, including weekly lunchtime talks, monthly lectures, workshops and international conferences.

     ::: mission
     ::: a brief history

     ::: celebrating 40 years: a history (2000)
     ::: center's philosophical heritage
     ::: an academic genealogy
     ::: international partnerships
     ::: center publications


The Advisory Board consists of the Center Officers
and four ex officio members:


      ::: John D. Norton
      Director (1 Jan 2006 - present)
      ::: Adolf Grünbaum
      ::: Nicholas Rescher
      ::: Michael Caie(Feb 2015 - present)
     Associate Director

      ::: Peter Machamer
      Associate Director (1 Sept 1999 - present)
      ::: Edouard Machery(Jan 2015 - present)
     Associate Director

      ::: James Woodward
      Associate Director (1 Sept 2010 - present)

ex officio members

      ::: Sandra Mitchell
      Chair, Department of HPS
      at the University of Pittsburgh

      ::: James Lennox
      Professor of HPS
      and past Director of the Center

     ::: Robert Batterman
     Chair, Dept. of Philosophy at the University of      Pittsburgh
      ::: David Danks
     Department Head of Philosophy
      at the Carnegie Mellon University

interested in visiting?

Through its Visiting Fellows Program,
the Center invites
philosophers of science
to work in the Center
for a term or a year.

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