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Stanza della Segnatura: Scuola di Atene
The University of Toronto is the largest institution of higher education in Canada. It was founded in 1827 as King's College at York (Toronto's name at the time), under the aegis of King George IV and the Church of England. In 1849 its connection with the Church of England was removed and its name changed to University of Toronto. Like the city which surrounds it, the University of Toronto has expanded dramatically, particularly during the past thirty years; it now has a teaching staff of 13,429 and a student population of over 50,000.
Science Ethics Bibliography
An extensive list of books and articles published before July 1997 that pertain to ethics and misconduct in science. For more recent sources try one of the online search engines.
Ethics in the Physical Sciences: Course Outline and Reference Books (PDF, 68KB)
Material for an ethics course for science majors, by Prof. Linda M. Sweeting, Towson University, firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented at the 14th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Clemson, SC, August 1996. An updated on-line version of the Professional Ethics for Scientists syllabus is also available at http://www.towson.edu/~sweeting/.
The IUHPS is one of 26 scientific unions belonging to the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). As the world's leading non-governmental organization in the field of science, ICSU promotes congresses, publications, and other initiatives designed to facilitate international exchanges and understanding. The IUHPS joined the ICSU family in 1947, and the history of science congresses that have taken place since that date have been held under the ICSU umbrella.
The IUHPS is itself composed of two divisions: the DHS and the DLMPS (Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science). Each division organizes its own international congress once every four years. The DHS's last congress took place in Mexico City in 2001; the DLMPS's in Cracow in 1999.
Financial support for the DHS comes from a direct subsidy from ICSU and from the subscriptions of the 49 national committees that adhere to the division. Its scholarly work is conducted mainly through its 13 scientific commissions, 5 inter-union commissions, and 3 independent scientific sections.
With such a structure, the quality of the DHS's work is largely determined by the vigor of its commissions and sections, and inevitably the profile of activity over the years has been variable. But aided by the exceedingly modest support that DHS has been able to give, several commissions and sections have achieved striking results, in the form of meetings, newsletters, and scholarly publications.
The University of Toronto Museum of Scientific Instruments (UTMuSI) Web Site represents a sample selection from our large and diverse collection of historic instruments currently found in science departments throughout the campus. UTMuSI is managed by the Institute for the History and Phi losophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) with active support from other departments of the university.
HAPSAT is the association of IHPST graduate students. Every graduate student is a member. The executive is made up of a President, a Treasurer, a GSU Representative, "Colloquialism" Coördinator(s), and a Union Steward. The election for these positions occurs in September. HAPSAT is the official voice of the student body, bringing issues of concern to the faculty. Its activities vary from year to year, some years being more vocal than others. The one thing you can count on is that it will organize one or two parties over the year: the first one is usually a Pot-Luck Blow-Out in September
Welcome to the
Internet Library of Early Journals
A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals
ILEJ, the "Internet Library of Early Journals" was a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme. It aimed to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data. The project finished in 1999, and no additional material will be added.
Ancient Science and Mathematics
The Golden Section
Infinity and Continuity
Plato and Aristotle
The Scientific Revolution
Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
Bell's Theorem and EPR
Biology and Darwin
Contemporary Phil. of Science
Philosophy of Mind