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Pitt-Tsinghua Summer School for Philosophy of Science

Institute of Science Technology and Society, Tsinghua University • Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

 



2017  Sandra Mitchell, Epistemological Issues in Scientific Experiment

Syllabus

Sandra D. Mitchell, Professor and Chair
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh

  •  Day 1: Underdetermination Thesis
    • Karen M. Darling (2002) “The complete Duhemian underdetermination argument: scientific language and practice”, Stud. Hist. Phil. Sci. 33 (2002) 511–533
    • Duhem (1954). The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory.  Part II. Chapter IV: 144-164.

  • Day 2: Data/Theory Relationships
    • James Bogen and James Woodward (1988). “Saving the phenomena.” Philosophical Review 97, Sections I-V: 303-326, Section XIII: 349-352.

  • Day 3: Data Production and Data Use
    • Sabina Leonelli (2016) Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study, Chapter 3: “What Counts as Data? A Relational Framework,” 69-92.

  • Day 4: Robustness and Realism
    • Markus Eronen (2015) “Robustness and Reality” Synthese, Sections 3-6, pages 3966-3977.
    • Stegenga, Jacob. 2009. “Robustness, Discordance, and Relevance.” Philosophy of Science 76:650–61.

  • Day 5: Divergence and Realism
    • Sandra Mitchell and Angela Gronenborn (2017) “Why after 50 years are protein Xray Crystallographers Still in Business?”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.


 
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