International Union of History and Philosophy of Science

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International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
Abbreviation IUHPS
Formation 1955
Type INGO
Region served
Worldwide
Official language
English
Parent organization
International Council for Science
Website IUHPS Official website
1971 USSR stamp, commemorating the 13th International Congress of History of Science held in Moscow that year

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science is one of the members of the International Council for Science (ICSU). 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 (DLMPS).

DHST[edit]

The Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST) 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 Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS), the DHST forms one of the two divisions of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, representing the fields of logic, philosophy of science and history of science in the International Council for Science (ICSU).

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]

A map of past congresses can be found here.

DLMPS[edit]

The Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS) 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 DLMPS forms one of the two divisions of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, representing the fields of logic and philosophy of science and history of science in the International Council for Science (ICSU).

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

Past congresses[edit]

Past presidents[edit]

Current DLMPS council[edit]

The council of the DLMPS consists of the executive committee and eight assessors. The current members of the executive committee of the DLMPS are Elliott Sober (president), Maria Carla Galavotti (first vice president), Cliff Hooker (second vice president), Peter Schroeder-Heister (secretary general & acting treasurer), Wilfrid Hodges (past president), and Benedikt Löwe (assistant secretary general). The current assessors are Dennis Dieks, Adam Grobler, Gerhard Heinzmann, Pablo Lorenzano, Karen Neander, Nancy Narcessian, Ilkka Niiniluoto, and Mariko Yasugi.

External links[edit]

References.[edit]

  1. ^ Paul van Ulsen. "The Birth Pangs of DLMPS".