University of British Columbia

A report on the BC Node in Genomics and Society newsletter, Fall 2010.

Node Manager(s)

Dr. Alan Richardson


Alan Richardson is Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia. He is Vice President and President Elect of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS). His research deals with the history of philosophy of science in the 19th and 20th centuries and employs methods from across the STS spectrum. He is author of Carnap's Construction of the World (Cambridge UP, 1997) as well as co-editor of Origins of Logical Empiricism (U Minnesota P, 1996), Logical Empiricism in North America (U Minnesota P, 2003) and The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism (Cambridge UP, in press); he serves on the editorial board of The Open Court's Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap.

Personal website

Research and Development

Post-Doctoral Appointments:

2008-10: Jonathan Tsou,(PhD, University of Chicago, 2008 in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science)
Graduate of University of Chicago and currently at Iowa State University.
See "Publications" for a list of his activity during his fellowship. Tsou left UBC after the first year of the postdoc to take up a tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy at Iowa State.

2009-10: Flavia Padovani, (PhD, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
See "Publications" for a list of her activity during her fellowship. Padovani went on to a postdoc funded by the Swiss government at the Centre for Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences at the LSE and took up a tenure-track position in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drewel University in Philadelphia in January 2012.

Cluster PhD:
2012-13: Steve Maye
2013-14: Sina Fazelpour

Cluster MA:
2009-10: Danielle [aka Dani] Hallet
Dani was very active co-organizing the Objectivity conference, the STS speaker series and conducting various administrative tasks for the Node.


Upcoming Node Events

Node News and Events

Varieties of Empathy in Science, Art and Culture Workshop. UBC Oct 10-11 2009
The recent discovery of mirror neurons, which fire in a macaque monkey when the monkey either observes or performs a given movement, has ushered in a resurgence of interest in the meanings and...
Objectivity in Science
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