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Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society

CHESS Weekly Research Meetings

CHESS organises weekly research meetings for its members and interested colleagues. Meetings take place each Thursday during term time at 10:15am in the Philosophy Department Seminar Room (unless otherwise stated).

At meetings, academics and postgraduate students keep track of and help with each other's research, forge new projects and read and discuss new work together. All we ask is that attendees read the paper (circulated in advance) and come prepared to help think problems through with the group.

All welcome - please contact for more information or to be added to the mailing list.

Easter Term 2016/17:

27th April: Paper by Michael Weisberg, 'No Missing Link: Knowledge Predicts Acceptance of Evolution in the United States'

4th May: Chapter by Harry Collins and Robert Evans, 'Choosing Science'

11th May: Paper by Katherine Furman, 'Objectivity'

18th May: Paper by Erin Nash, 'In Defense of Dissent about Dissent'

24th May (Wednesday this week): Chapters by Harry Collins and Robert Evans (2017)

1st June: Paper by Saúl Pérez-González, ‘Thinking About Economic Mechanisms’

8th June: Paper by Liam Kofi Bright, 'Du Bois' Democratic Defence of the Value Free Ideal'

15th June: Paper by Chien-Yang Huang, ‘Why Achinstein’s Explanatory Threshold Is Not a Good Criterion for Evidence’

21st June (Wednesday at 5pm this week): Paper by Brian Earp, 'Solving the Replication Crisis in Psychology: Insights from History and Philosphy of Science'

Contact CHESS

Department of Philosophy
Durham University
50 Old Elvet

Tel: 0191 334 6552
Fax: 0191 334 6551