Lakatos Award Lectures

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Old Theatre, Old Building,


Dr Brian Epstein

Dr Brian Epstein

Dr Thomas Pradeu

Dr Thomas Pradeu


Professor Hasok Chang

The Lakatos Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the form of a book published in English during the previous five years.

The 2015 award winner Dr Pradeu will speak on Why Philosophy in Science? Re-Visiting Immunology and Biological Individuality and the 2016 award winner Dr Epstein on Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences.

Brian Epstein is an associate professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

Thomas Pradeu is Research Director in Philosophy of Science, CNRS Immunology Unit and University of Bordeaux.

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A PDF copy of the slides presented by Dr Brian Epstein are available to download here: Lakatos Award Lectures

A PDF copy of the slides presented by Dr Thomas Pradeu are available to download here: Lakatos Award Lectures

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