University of Alberta

Node Manager(s)



Dr. Robert Smith


Ph.D., History & Philosophy of Science,
University of Cambridge (1979)

Part III of the Mathematics Tripos,
University of Cambridge (1975)

B.A., First Class Honors Degree in Physis,
Queen Mary College, University of London (1974)

(780) 492-3918
rwsmith@ualberta.ca
Website


Research and Development

Post-doctoral Appointment
2009-11: Dr. Alex Choby was the Situating Science Postdoctoral appointment.
More information

Please see "Publications" for a list of her publications during her appointment.

Students

2013-14: We welcome Catherine Clune-Taylor as our PhD student assistant for the Alberta Node.

Catherine Clune-Taylor is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Cressida Heyes. Catherine's research interests lie in the fields of philosophy of gender and sexuality, philosophy of science (particularly philosophy of biology), philosophy of medicine, social political philosophy and the work of Michel Foucault. Her currently untitled dissertation examines the 2006 revision in both clinical treatment model for and nosological reclassification of intersex conditions as disorders of sex development (DSDs), engaging in a Foucauldian analysis of scientific and political arguments offered in both the nomenclature and treatment model's favour.   Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program at the University of Alberta, Catherine completed an honors bachelor of medical science in immunology and microbiology, an honors bachelor of arts in philosophy and a master of arts in philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.


 

 

Upcoming Node Events

(Thu)

Oct

23

University of Alberta, 3:30 PM
Shauna Devine, historian of Civil War and American medicine at Western University. [+]

(Fri)

Oct

24

University of Alberta, 12:00 PM
With Shauna Devine (Western University), Andrew Ede (University of Alberta) and Susan Smith (University of Alberta) [+]

Node News and Events

Calgary Summit of Philosophers of Science
Calgary Summit of Philosophers of Science Future Approaches for Philosophy of Biology September 26-27, 2014 For full information, click here. The Alberta Node is pleased to support student...
SF: String Figures, Multispecies Muddles, Staying with the Trouble
SF:  String Figures, Multispecies Muddles, Staying with the Trouble Donna Harraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California,...
Other Worlds: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Cross-Cultures of Spiritualism
Other Worlds: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Cross-Cultures of Spiritualism Edmonton: University of Alberta, Oct. 30, 2013The Alberta node is pleased to support this event as part of More than...
Wallace on Science the Problems of Progress
Wallace on Science the Problems of Progress Edmonton, University of Alberta: Oct. 23, 2013The Alberta node is pleased to support this event as part of More than Natural Selection: A Lecture...
Alfred Russel Wallace, Collector
Alfred Russel Wallace, Collector Edmonton, University of Alberta, Oct. 16, 2013 The Alberta node is please to support this event as part of "More than Natural Selection: A Lecture Series on...
Alfred Russel Wallace, Mars, Extra-Terrestrials and the Nature of the Universe
Alfred Russel Wallace, Mars, Extra-Terrestrials and the Nature of the Universe Edmonton, University of Alberta, Oct. 9, 2013The Alberta node is pleased to support this event as part of "More than...
The time travelers: Alfred Russel Wallace and Peter Kropotkin
The time travelers: Alfred Russel Wallace and Peter Kropotkin Edmonton, Alberta. Oct. 2, 2013 The Edmonton node is pleased to support this lecture as part of "More than Natural Selection: A...
Alfred Russel Wallace Lecture Series: More Than Natural Selection
Alfred Russel Wallace: More than Natural SelectionThe U. Alberta Node is celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace's centenary anniversary with a series of 5 special lectures on various aspects of Russell's...
Workshop explores The Place of the Laboratory
Paula Larsson reports on the Cluster workshop, "Where is the Laboratory Now? Representation, Intervention, and Realism in the 19th and 20th Century Biomedical Sciences."The student event organizer...
Steve Sturdy: What's New about Translational Medicine?
What's New about Translational Medicine? Dr. Steve Sturdy, Head of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh Th. June 6, 2013 3:30pm G500, HSC, Faculty of Medicine,...
Janet Kourany: Bacon's Promise
Bacon's Promise Janet Kourany, U. Notre Dame Th. April 11, 3:30pm CAB 239, U. AlbertaAt the dawn of modern science, a promise was made.  If society would but support the new enterprise, the...
Heather Douglas: Mapping the Moral Terrain of Science
Mapping the Moral Terrain of Science Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society Thursday, April 4 at 3:30 pm in  Central Academic Building 239, U. Alberta.Abstract:  We have...
Evelyn Fox Keller: Paradigm Shifts and Revolutions in Contemporary Biology
Dr. Keller visits U. Alberta as part of her travels as the Cluster Visiting Scholar. Video available HERE: https://vimeo.com/63426966 Dr. Keller will speak at 4 pm in the Engineering and Technology...
Evelyn Fox Keller: Visiting Scholar 2012-13
The Cluster is pleased to welcome Dr. Evelyn Fox Keller out West as Visiting Scholar for 2012-13. A physicist by training and Professor Emerita of the History and Philosophy of Science at the...
Where is the Laboratory now? “Representation”, “Intervention” and “Realism” in 19th and 20th Century Biomedical Sciences
Where is the Laboratory now? “Representation”, “Intervention” and “Realism” in 19th and 20th Century Biomedical Sciences June 7-9, 2013 Kananaskis, Biological Field Station of the University of...