PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Symposium: Digital Humanities and the Philosophy of Science

Friday, 4 November 2016
13:30 - 15:30

Chastain C (6th Floor)

Chair: Monika Piotrowska, University at Albany

With the origin of the digital humanities, a new way of philosophically engaging with science is beginning to emerge. For the first time, we now have access to digital repositories of hundreds of millions of pages of (scientific, philosophical, and historical) text, historical lectures, images, laboratory notes, videos, and more, spanning the entire development of the sciences. This opens up opportunities to examine, both at a broad scale and in unprecedented detail, how science happens. These materials may also be connected, categorized, sorted, and inferences drawn against them, all digitally. Over the past decade or so, philosophers have begun building tools with which to explore and analyze these digital resources. In this symposium, we will present the results of some of these explorations and analyses. This symposium will thus be not only an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge methods arising from this new field, but also (and primarily) to show how these tools may be brought to bear on traditional philosophical problems.

evoText and the philosophy of science
Charles Pence, Louisiana State University,
Grant Ramsey, KU Leuven,
Darwin's Semantic Voyage
Jaimie Murdock, Indiana University,
Colin Allen, Indiana University,
Simon DeDeo, Indiana University,
Research, Outreach, and Education Systems: the HPS Repository, Embryo Project, and MBL History Project
Kate MacCord, Arizona State University,
Jane Maienschein, Arizona State University,
Steve Elliott, Arizona State University,
Detecting and Explaining Innovations in Science with Big-Data Computational Methods and Modeling
Manfred Laubichler, Arizona State University and Santa Fe Institute,


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