The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science invites students from all departments to participate in our discussion meetings

We will meet twice a month to discuss selected essays or book chapters. We will choose from a wide range of philosophical texts, including Bacon, Schroedinger, Popper, Kuhn, and others.

The meetings take place bi-weekly in building 39, room -112, on Wednesdays from 16.00 – 17.00.

Our first meeting this semester ​is Wednesday, 10 January 2024.

In our first session we will be discussing the essay by Nobel laureate and Nazi party member J. Stark, "The Pragmatic and the Dogmatic Spirit in Physics", which he published in 1938 in Nature. For contextualisation, we will have A. Loewenstein's "Pragmatic and Dogmatic Physics: Antisemitism in Nature, 1938".​

Refreshments will be served

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