Episode 51 - Hasok Chang

On Episode 51, Nick chats with Hasok Chang, the Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, about deciding to leave Seoul, South Korea at the age of sixteen to study physics in the U.S., running up against physicists at Caltech who discouraged philosophical thinking, finding encouragement and a home in HPS within the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science, “complimentary science” and the three aspects of how historical and philosophical work can improve scientific knowledge, and his new ambitious project challenging the analytic philosopher’s habit of thinking of knowledge in terms of propositions.


Nicholas Zautra