University of Pittsburgh
October 8, 2000

PITT'S CENTER FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS

Contact:  412-624-4147

Pittsburgh, Oct. 9 -- The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science has announced the schedule for it's 41st annual lecture series.

Presented with support from the Harvey & Leslie Wagner Endowment, the series brings experts from around the world to examine issues in philosophy of science. All lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at 3:30 p.m., in room 817R, Cathedral of Learning.

Oct. 13

"Evolution meets Development: The Case of Cultural Evolution," presented by William Wimsatt of the University of Chicago

Nov. 10

"Metaphysics, Mechanism, and Newtonianism," presented by Lisa Downing of the University of Illinois, Chicago

Dec. 1

"When Words Go Wrong," presented by Mark Wilson of the University of Pittsburgh

Jan. 19, 2001

"Consensus in Science," presented by Miriam Solomon of Temple University

Feb. 9, 2001

"Continuity and Logical Completeness," presented by Steven Awodey of Carnegie Mellon University

March 16, 2001

"The Rise of Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Models Meet the Social Sciences," presented by Dale Jamieson of Carleton College

April 20, 2001

"A Topos Perspective on Quantum Theory," presented by Jeremy Butterfield of All Souls College, Oxford.

For more information about the Center for Philosophy of Science and the lecture series, call 412-624-1052, or log on to www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

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