About: Pronounced “You-Fis-Erg,” uPHSRG is UCSD’s undergraduate philosophy and history of science reading group. The purpose uPHSRG is to give undergraduates an opportunity to explore a variety of history and philosophy of science topics through reading historically “significant” texts that are not covered in undergraduate courses offered at UCSD. These might be works like those of Newton or Einstein, which laid the foundations for what science has become, or works like those of Kuhn and Poincare, which have changed the way we look at and understand science itself. The hope is to both encourage more undergrads to study the history and philosophy of science and to provide a space for them to learn and discuss the various issues within the fields.
In the past, uPHSRG has examined Newton’s Principia, Kuhn’s Structure, and Duhem’s Aim and Structure.
The group is currently focused on Kepler’s Astronomia Nova, the work in which the famous astronomer-mathematician laid out his first and third laws of planetary motion, and which placed Copernicanism upon firm physical ground.
To be added to the mailing list and to receive access to the group’s readings, please email Adam J. Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings: Next Meeting – Thursday, 25th January, 2018; 3:30-5pm, HSS 3027
Subsequent Meetings – alternating Thursdays (Odd Weeks), 3:30-5pm in HSS 3027
Contact: Adam J. Chin