We are sad to announce that former Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (MCPS) Director, C. Wade Savage, passed away at the age of 88 in November 2020. Professor Savage was a longtime member of MCPS and its Director from 1980–1984.
The International Postdoc Forum for the Philosophy of Science will showcase virtual research presentations from international scholars with commentaries from local Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science community members.
Alan Love of the philosophy department has developed an interdisciplinary course on “how we know what we know in medicine,” co-taught with Steven Stovitz of the medical school. Combining philosophy and medicine, the course teaches students who are preparing for a variety of health-related careers.
MCPS Director Alan C, Love (Philosophy) and Steven D. Stovitz (Family Medicine and Community Health) have a commentary published in the Los Angeles Times (May 7, 2020) on the evaluation of risk and inherent uncertainties in diagnosis and treatment.
In response to the COVID-19 health concerns, all in-person MCPS activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester. The Center office will be answering emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone messages (612-625-6635) during the regular office hours and as remote working allows.