International Union of History and Philosophy of Science

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International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
IUHPST Logo.png
IUHPST
AbbreviationIUHPST
Formation1955; 66 years ago (1955)
TypeINGO
Region served
Worldwide
Official language
English
President
Michael Osborne
Parent organization
International Science Council
WebsiteIUHPST Official website

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is one of the members of the International Science Council (ISC). It was founded in 1955 by merging the International Union of History of Science (IUHS) and the International Union of Philosophy of Science (IUPS),[1] and consists of two divisions, the Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST) and the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST).

Structure and governance[edit]

The IUHPST does not have its own membership structure and governance, but is an umbrella organisation for its two Divisions, DHST and DLMPST. It is governed by the officers of the two Divisions in a rotational system where the Presidency of the Union rotates between the Presidents of the two Divisions.[2] The current IUHPST President is Michael Osborne (President of DHST), the current IUHPST Vice President is Nancy Cartwright (President of DLMPST), the current IUHPST Secretary General is Catherine Jami (Secretary General of DHST), and the current IUHPST Treasurer is Milada Sekyrková (Treasurer of DHST).

DHST[edit]

DHST Logo

The Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST) is an international non-governmental organisation devoted to international cooperation in the fields of history of science across the world. Together with the Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST), the DHST forms one of the two divisions of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, representing the field of history of science in the International Science Council (ISC). The DHST is a member organisation of the Conseil international de la philosophie et des sciences humaines (CIPSH).

The DHST organizes an international congress every four years, and coordinates the activities of numerous commissions. The members of DHST are 98 national members (represented by national committees for the history of science) and 26 international scientific unions.

Past congresses[edit]

1971 USSR stamp, commemorating the 13th International Congress of History of Science held in Moscow that year

A map of past congresses can be found here.

Past and future presidents[edit]

Current council[edit]

The current (2017-2021) DHST council consists of Michael Osborne (president), Marcos Cueto (president elect), Angela Creager (first vice-president), Luiz Carlos Soares (second vice-president), Catherine Jami (secretary general), Milada Sekyrkova (treasurer), Takehiko Hashimoto (assistant secretary general) and the council members Gregory Good, Gavan McCarthy, Krishnamurthi Ramasubramanian, Maria Rentetzi, Sergey Shalimov, and Liba Taub.

DLMPST[edit]

DLMPST Logo

The Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST) is an international non-governmental organisation devoted to international cooperation in the fields of logic and philosophy of science across the world. Together with the Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST), the DLMPST forms one of the two divisions of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, representing the fields of logic and philosophy of science in the International Science Council (ISC). The DLMPST is a member organisation of the Conseil international de la philosophie et des sciences humaines (CIPSH). Until 2015, the DLMPST was called Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.

The main activity of the DLMPST is the organization of the Congress for Logic, Philosophy and Methodology of Science and Technology (CLMPST) every four years.

Past and planned congresses[edit]

Past and future presidents[edit]

Name Term of office
1st President Stephen Cole Kleene
2nd President Georg Henrik von Wright 1963-1965
3rd President Yehoshua Bar-Hillel 1966-1969
4th President Stephan Körner 1969-1971
5th President Andrzej Mostowski 1971-1975
6th President Jaakko Hintikka 1975
7th President Patrick Suppes 1975-1979
8th President Jerzy Łoś 1979-1983
9th President Dana Scott 1983-1987
10th President Lawrence Jonathan Cohen 1987-1991
11th President Jens Erik Fenstad 1991-1995
12th President Wesley Salmon 1995-1999
13th President Michael Rabin 1999-2003
14th President Adolf Grünbaum 2003-2007
15th President Wilfrid Hodges 2007-2011
16th President Elliott Sober 2011-2015
17th President Menachem Magidor 2016-2019
18th President Nancy Cartwright 2020-2023

Current DLMPST council[edit]

The council of the DLMPST consists of the executive committee and ten assessors. The current members of the executive committee of the DLMPST are Nancy Cartwright (president), Kim Sterelny (first vice president), Verónica Becher (second vice president), Benedikt Löwe (secretary general), Pierre Edouard Bour (treasurer). The assessors are Hanne Andersen, Rachel Ankeny, Valeria de Paiva, Gerhard Heinzmann, Concha Martinez Vidal, Tomáš Marvan, Dhruv Raina, Cheng Sumei, Alasdair Urquhart, and Andrés Villaveces.[3]

Past DLMPST council members[edit]

In addition to the past presidents, past council members include[4]

References.[edit]

  1. ^ Paul van Ulsen. "The Birth Pangs of DLMPS".
  2. ^ "IUHPST: Memorandum on the Cooperation between DHST and DLMPST". iuhpst.org. Retrieved April 18, 2020.; "IUHPST: Statutes of IUHPST". iuhpst.org. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "DLMPST Council 2020-2023". dlmps.org. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "DLMPST: Biographical data of past and present Council members". dlmps.org. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

External links[edit]

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