History Unveiled Science Unfettered:
A Conference in Celebration of James E. McGuire

Blake's Europa
Image courtesy of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress

Room 2P56, Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh,
January 19, 2002

In 2001-2002, Professor James E. McGuire celebrates his seventieth birthday and thirty one years of teaching, scholarship and service as a founding professor of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. We meet to honor our friend and celebrate his achievements.

9:15-9:30 Peter K. Machamer Opening Remarks

Morning Chair: Bernard Goldstein
The Work of Isaac Newton
9:30-10:10 Alan Shapiro (University of Minnesota) "Newton's 'Experimental Philosophy'"
10:10-10:50 Ofer Gal (Ben Gurion University) "The Inverse Square Law."

10:50-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-12:00 Discussion: The Work of Isaac Newton

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

Afternoon Chair: Paul Griffiths
The Historiography of Science
1:30-2:10 Barbara Tuchanska (University of Lodz) "Clio meets Minerva: Interrelations between History and Philosophy of Science"
2:10-2:50 John G. McEvoy (University of Cincinnati) "Whither the History of Science: Reflections of the Historiography of the Chemical Revolution."
2:50-3:30 Discussion: The Historiography of Science

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-4:40 James J. Bono (State University of New York at Buffalo) "The Book of Nature: Then and Now."
4:40-5:00 Discussion: The Book of Nature

5:00-5:30 Presentation
6.00-8:30 Conference party

For preprints, see philsci-archive.pitt.edu (Select "Browse", then "Conferences and Volumes". ).
For abstracts.

Center for Philosophy of Science
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Office of the Provost

Organizing Committee:
James G. Lennox
Peter K. Machamer
John D. Norton