Something exciting is happening in London. At the University College of London and at the London School of Economics, a subtle but significant shift in the history and philosophy of science is being proposed. The themes of the past have generally been experiment and proof, the new turn is towards “evidence.” Instead of science made and restive, it’s science forever mobile. Evidence moves in multiple spaces of use, semantics and epistemology. Science is a great traveler, explorer, conquerer and tourist.
On the 13th and 14th of December the British Academy hosts a conference titled: “Enquiry, Evidence and Facts: An Interdisciplinary Conference.” There the insights of the UCL and LSE groups can be sampled. For those at easy reach of London and with deep pockets to pay the pricey attendance fee, it ought not to be missed.