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Research Unit SPHERE

The SPHERE Research Unit, UMR 7219, was created on 1st January 2009 by the fusion of the CHSPAM and REHSEIS UMRs. Activities of the Units during the 2009-2012 transitional period are to be found in the archives of their respective websites CHSPAM and REHSEIS.

Recent Publications

Oken, La Génération (1805)
Text translated from German, introduced and annotated
by Stéphane Schmitt, Honoré Champion, August 2017
Buffon, Œuvres complètes, tome X.
G-L L. de Buffon, Text prepared, introduced and annotated by S. Schmitt
& C. Cremière, Honoré Champion, August 2017
Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China :
Observation, Sagehood and the Individual

Daniel P. Morgan, Cambridge University Press, July 2017
Historical lexicon of Arabic scientific language
Roshdi Rashed, (Ed.), Olms-Weidemann, May 2017
Diogenes of Oinoanda. Epicureanism and Philosophical Debates
J. Hammerstaedt, P.-M. Morel, R. Güremen, (Eds.), Leuven University Press, April 2017
Ibn al-Haytham’s Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics
Roshdi Rashed (Ed.), Routledge, April 2017
Cultures without Culturalism: The Making of Scientific Knowledge
K. Chemla, E. Fox Keller, (Eds.), Duke University Press, March 2017
Le Médecin qui voulut être roi. Sur les traces d’une utopie coloniale
Guillaume Lachenal, Seuil, February 2017

Natural philosophy in the academies of science in the 17th and 18th centuries (Paris, Berlin, St Petersburg)

December 11, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organisation: J. E. H. Smith (University Paris Diderot, SPHERE).

Practices of Mathematical Reasoning

International Workshop, December 4–7, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organization: K. Chemla, A. Keller, C. Proust, (CNRS, SPHERE) & M. Husson (SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris), in the framework of the Seminar "History & philosophy of Mathematics".

The neuroscience from experimentation to clinic: legal, philosophical, and sociological issues of deep brain stimulation

International Conference, November 23–24, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organisation: S. Desmoulin-Canselier (CNRS, DCS/ISJPS), M. Gaille (CNRS, SPHERE), B. Moutaud (CNRS, LESC/CERMES3).

2017–2018: 1rst Study Day of the PhDs Students of ED400

November 15, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organization: K. Chemla (SPHERE), C. de Hosson (LDAR), S. Pellé (Univ. Paris Diderot).

Quantum gravity: physics & philosophy

International Conference, October 24–27, 2017, Institut des hautes études scientifiques (IHES), Bures-sur-Yvette. Organisation: G. Catren (CNRS, SPHERE, ERC Project PhiloQuantum Gravity), T. Damour (IHES), E. During (Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre, IRePh), F. Zalamea (CNRS, SPHERE, ERC Project PhiloQuantum Gravity).


9th French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW7)

October 5–7, 2017, University of Lorraine. Organisation: Group of Research of CNRS on Philosophy of Mathematics.

21st Conference of the International Society of Philosophy of Chemistry

July 3–6, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organisation: ISPC, J.-P. Llored (SPHERE & Linacre College, Oxford University).

SPHERE Past Events 2015-2017

Calendar of Seminars and Workshops.

Workshop: Elements of history of ancient Mesopotamia through numbers, measurements and calculations

June 26, 2017, Institut d’Etudes avancées. June 26, 2017, Institut d’études avancées de Paris. Organization: C. Gonçalves (IEA-Paris, Université de São Paulo), C. Proust (CNRS, SPHERE), with support of the Institut d’études avancées de Paris & SPHERE.

History of brain exploration and neurostimulation techniques

June 9, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Study Day in the framework of the ANR Project NormaStim, organisation: C. Cherici, J.-C Dupont, (UPJV & SPHERE).

Writing histories of ancient mathematics – Reflecting on past practices and opening the future

September 6-13-20-27, October 4-11-18, 2016, University Paris Diderot. Organization in the framework of the ERC project SAW.

Franco-Mexican Advanced Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science

June 21, 22, 23, 2016, Paris. Institutional partners : México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Ciencias ; Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Departamento de Filosofía / France, Universities: Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST, ED de Philosophie ; Paris-Diderot, SPHERE ; Nantes, CAPHI, Centre François Viète d’Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences.