Friday, 8 April 2016 — 12:00 noon — WAG 316

Larry Laudan, UT

“Hyphenated HPS, 1965–1995: From the Glorious to the Grim”

Larry Laudan is a distinguished philosopher of science. He is the former
president of the American Philosophical Association—Pacific Division, and of
the International Peirce Society. He earned his PhD in the history and
philosophy of science at Princeton and has taught at Cambridge University,
University College London,  the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and
the University of Hawaii. After several years in Mexico, he is now a lecturer
in Law and Philosophy here at UT. He is the author of numerous books, including Progress and Its Problems (1977), Science and Hypothesis (1981), Science and Values (1984), and Truth, Error, and Criminal Law (2006). In recent years his work has focused on the epistemology of law.