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The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University was founded in 1960 by Ed Grant and the late N. R. Hanson. HPSC is perhaps best described as a discipline devoted to using a wide variety of historical and philosophical approaches to understand one of the most important conceptual and cultural enterprises of the modern world—science.

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Steven J. DickOn December 4, 2013 alumnus Steven J. Dick (PhD 1977) testified before the full House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. His testimony, bearing on the past and future of astrobiology and its relation to society, is available online. Steven continues as the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair at the Library’s Kluge Center.

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