INVITED PRESENTATIONS (Since 1990):

Ronald N. Giere


  • Cognitive Models of Science. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. University of Bielefeld. Bielefeld, Germany. May 13, 1991.
  • Models and Theories. Verbund fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Berlin, Germany. June 12, 1991.
  • Interpreting the Philosophy of Science. Ninth International Congress for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Uppsala, Sweden. August 7-14, 1991.
  • Do Scientists Represent the World? Colloquium in Honor of Nicholas Rescher. Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. November 15-17, 1991.
  • Concepts, Categories, and Scientific Theories. Program in Cognitive Science. Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. November 18, 1991.
  • Feminism Question in Science. Keynote Lecture. The Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference. Washburn University at Topeka. October 9, 1992.
  • Cognitive Structure of Scientific Theories. The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, Conference on the Philosophy of the Human Sciences, 12th Series. Symmetry and Variance in the Sciences. October 10, 1992.
  • Cognitive Structure of Scientific Theories. Departments of Philosophy and Political Science. University of Texas, Austin. November 16, 1992.
  • Determinate Models of an Indeterminate Reality. Seventeenth Annual Greensboro Symposium in Philosophy. 19-21 March, 1993.
  • Cognitive Structure of Scientific Theories. Department of Philosophy. University of Western Ontario. April 15, 1993.
  • Visual Models and Scientific Judgment. Department of Philosophy. Waterloo University. April 16, 1993.
  • Cognitive Structure of Scientific Theories. Colloquium in Philosophy of Science. University of Oslo. April 30, 1993.
  • Underdetermination, Relativism, and Perspectival Realism. Department of Philosophy. University of Oslo. May 3, 1993.
  • Cognitive Structure of Scientific Theories. Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities. University of Bergen. May 13, 1993.
  • Visual Models and Scientific Judgment. Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities. University of Bergen. May 14, 1993.
  • to Think Cognitively about Theories. Symposium. Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Vancouver, BC. June 3-5, 1993.
  • Underdetermination, Relativism, and Perspectival Realism. The Austin-Hempel Lectures. Dalhousie University. August 5, 1993.
  • Visual Models and Scientific Judgment. Department of Philosophy. Dalhousie University. August 6, 1993.
  • Science Without Laws of Nature. Department of Philosophy. Wichita State University. November 29, 1993.
  • Cognitive Structure of Scientific Theories. Department of Psychology. Wichita State University. November 30, 1993.
  • Feminism Question in Science. University Speaker Series. Wichita State University. December 1, 1993.
  • Underdetermination, Relativism, and Perspectival Realism. Department of Philosophy. Wichita State University. December 2, 1993.
  • Explaining Conceptual Revolutions. Symposium on Paul Thagard's Conceptual Revolutions. American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Atlanta. December 28-30, 1993.
  • Thoughts on Kuhn and the Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The Davis Humanities Institute. University of California at Davis. January 20, 1994.
  • Science Without Laws of Nature. History and Philosophy of Science Program. University of California at Davis. January 21, 1994.
  • Underdetermination, Relativism, and Perspectival Realism. Department of Philosophy. University of California at Davis. January 21, 1994.
  • Technological Production of Scientific Images: Implications for Science Studies. Conference on Visual Representations in Science and Technology. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Galveston, Texas. April 28 - May 1, 1994.
  • Unraveling the Problem of Creativity in Science. Conference: Can we Unravel Scientific Creativity? Zentrum für Interdisciplinare Forschung. Bielefeld, Germany. July 8-12, 1994.
  • Viewing Science. Presidential Address. The Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting. New Orleans. October 12-16, 1994.
  • Constructive Realism to Perspectival Realism. Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie, University of Vienna, November 15, 1995.
  • Agent-Based Science Teaching: Roles for Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science. (ii) From Constructive Realism to Perspectival Realism. (iii) A Framework for Teaching Scientific Reasoning. International Research Seminar: Contributions of the Cognitive Model of Science to Science Education. Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. March 18-20, 1996.
  • Naturalistic Philosophy of Science. Department of Philosophy. Universitat de les Illes Balears. Palma, Spain. March 22, 1996.
  • Logical Empiricism in North America. Keynote Address. First Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science. Roanoke, Virginia. April 20, 1996.
  • Framework for Teaching Scientific Reasoning. American Philosophical Association, Central Division. Chicago, IL, April 25-28, 1996.
  • Perspectival Realism. Special session on New Ways of Knowing. Joint meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Bielefeld, Germany, October 10-13, 1996.
  • Kuhn Did For Post-Positivist Philosophy of Science in North America. Special memorial session for Thomas S. Kuhn. Joint meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Bielefeld, Germany, October 10-13, 1996.
  • Scientific Inference: Two Views. Symposium. Philosophy of Statistics and Epistemology of Experiment: Bayesian vs. Error Statistical Approaches. Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio. November 1-3, 1996.
  • for the Cognitive Sciences in Science Studies. Cognitive Sciences Program. Georgia Tech. Atlanta, Georgia. Dec. 13, 1996.
  • Framework for Understanding the Role of Imagable Models in Physics. Symposium. American Institute of Physics Teachers. Phoenix, Arizona. January 5-7, 1997.
  • Philosophical Naturalism. Department of Philosophy. Clemson University. March 28, 1997.
  • Methodological Naturalism. Department of Philosophy. University of Calgary. April 11, 1997.
  • Naturalism in the Philosophy of Science. Conference: La naturalización de la filosofía de la ciencia (The naturalization of the philosophy of science). Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. May 5-6, 1997.
  • Methodological Naturalism. Workshop on Evolutionary Naturalism. The Konrad Lorentz Institute. Altenberg (Vienna), Austria. June 4-8, 1997.
  • Visual Models in Scientific Reasoning. Symposium. The Cognitive Science Society. Stanford, Ca. August 7-10, 1997.
  • Naturalism and Realism. Department of Philosophy. Duke University. October 24, 1997.
  • Models to Represent Reality. Invited Presentation. Conference on Model Based Reasoning. University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. December 16-19, 1998.
  • Scientific Perspectives. The Leibniz Lectures. 1. Objectivism, Constructivism, and Perspectivism. 2. The Perspectival Nature of Scientific Observation. 3. The Perspectival Nature of Scientific Theorizing. University of Hanover (Germany), June 7-9, 1999.
  • Patterns of Interaction Among Philosophers of Science and Cognitive Scientists. Invited Symposium: International Union for History and Philosophy of Science. Krakow, Poland. August 20-26, 1999.
  • Cognitive Approach to the Philosophy of Science. University of Sheffield (England). September 24-25, 1999.
  • Scientific Perspectivism. Program in Science and Technology Studies. University of California at San Diego. November 1, 1999.
  • Cognitive Approach to the Philosophy of Science: A Reappraisal. Invited Presentation. Conference on the Cognitive Basis of Science, Rutgers, University. November 5-7, 1999,
  • Scientific Cognition as Distributed Cognition. Invited Presentation. Conference on Analytic Philosophy at the Turn of the Millenium. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. December 1-4, 1999.
  • Future Orientation of Scientific Cognition. Invited Seminar at the European Forum, Alpbach, Austria, August 17-24, 2000. Co-chair with John Worrall, LSE. (1) Perspectival Realism I: Scientific Observation. (2) Perspectival Realism II: Scientific Theorizing. (3) Scientific Cognition as Distributed Cognition.
  • Distributed Cognition: Where the Cognitive and the Social Overlap. Demarcation Socialised. Conference sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise and Science, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, August 25-27, 2000.
  • Critical Thinking in Higher Education. Invited Keynote Address (there were eight such). International Conference on Innovations in Higher Education 2000. Helsinki, Finland, August 29 to September 2, 2000.
  • Scientific Perspectivism. IV International Ontology Congress, Madrid and San Sebastian, Spain, October 1-7, 2000.
  • Perspectival Nature of Scientific Observation. Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 2-4, 2000.
  • Models as Parts of Distributed Cognitive Systems. Invited Address. Conference on Model-Based Reasoning, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, May 16-19, 2001.
  • Understanding the Sciences as Distributed Cognitive Systems. Invited Symposium. Cognitive Science Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1-4, 2001.
  • Distributed Cognition in Epistemic Cultures. Invited Symposium. Society for Social Studies of Science. Boston, November 1-4, 2001.

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