Programme

 Programme Overview

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 5th

 

18:00-19:30

Pre-event to EPSA17: Graduate Workshop (Egenis, Byrne House)

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 6th

 

 

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11:00-12.30

EJPS Editorial Board Meeting

11:00-14:00

Registration (Forum Street)

14:15-14:30

Opening Words (Alumni Auditorium)

Stephan Hartmann (President of EPSA), Adam Toon (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)

14:30-16:00

Plenary Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Margaret Morrison: Experiment vs. Simulation: A False Dichotomy?

16:00-16:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

16:30-18:30

Symposium:

Towards a Methodology of Quantum Gravity

Contrib. Papers:

Evolution and Selection

Symposium: Philosophy of Molecular Medicine

Contrib. Papers:

Representation

Sympos.: Philos. Challenges for the Implementation of Interdiscipl.

 

18:45-20:00

Reception (Forum Street)


 

Thursday, September 7th

 

 

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9:00-11:00

Symposium:

Interpreting Physical Theories

 

Contrib. Papers:

Prediction in the Social Sciences

Contrib. Papers:

Medicine and Health

Contrib. Papers:

Quantum Mechanics I

 

Symposium: New Directions for Studying Success and Failure

Contrib. Papers:

Realism

11:00-11:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

11:30-13:00

Contrib. Papers:

Understanding

Contrib. Papers:

Senses and Emotions

Contrib. Papers:

Explanation and Experiment

 

Contrib. Papers:

Evidence

Contrib. Papers:

Reasoning I

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch (Forum Street)

13:00-14:00

Special Lunch Session: Writing ERC Grants (Location TBA)

14:00-14:30

Posters (Forum Street)

14:30-16:30

Symposium:

The Computa-tional Mind

Contrib. Papers:

Preferences and Evolution

Contrib. Papers:

Methodology of Experimentation

Contrib. Papers:

Quantum Mechanics II

 

Symposium:

Strategies for the Integration of Big Data

Contrib. Papers:

Reasoning II

16:30-17:00

Refreshments (Forum Street)

17:00-18:00

Plenary Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Philip Kitcher: So ... who is your audience?

19:30

Conference Dinner (Great Hall)


 

 

Friday, September 8th

 

 

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7:30-9:00

Women’s Caucus Breakfast

9:00-11:00

Symposium:

Promoting the Field View of General Relativity

Contrib. Papers:

Gene-level Biology

Symposium:

The General and the Particular

Contrib. Papers:

Formal Epistemology

Symposium:

The Science and Philosophy of Institutions

Contrib. Papers:

Models

11:00-11:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

11:30-13:00

Contrib. Papers:

Scientific Change

 

Contrib. papers:

Explanation and Reduction in Psychol. and Biol.

Contrib. Papers:

Methods and Concepts

 

Contrib. Papers:

Formal Social Epistemology

Contrib. Papers:

Uncertainty

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch (Forum Street)

13:00-14:00

Special Lunch Session: EJPS Editors Meet Authors (Location TBA)

14:00-14:30

Posters (Forum Street)

14:30-16:30

Symposium:

Scientific Realism and Quantum Physics

Contrib. Papers:

Philosophy of Biology

Contrib. Papers:

Values in Science

Contrib. Papers:

Laws and Regularities

Symposium:

Human Diversity in Scientific Practice

Contrib. Papers:

Philosophy of the Physical Sciences

16:30-17:00

Refreshments (Forum Street)

17:00-18:00

Women’s Caucus Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Helen Beebee: Women in philosophy of science: where are we, where do we want to be, and how do we get there?

Chair: Sabina Leonelli (Co-chair of the Women’s caucus)

18:00-19:30

EPSA General Assembly Meeting (Alumni Auditorium)


 

 

Saturday, September 9th

 

 

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7:30-9:00

EPSA Steering Committee Meeting

9:00-11:00

Symposium:

The Simulationist Turn in Social Epistemology

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Mathematics

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Statistical Mechanics

 

Contrib. Papers:

Mechanisms

Contrib. Papers:

Causation I

Contrib. Papers:

Kinds and Classification

 

11:00-11:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

11:30-13:00

Symposium:

Mathematics and Ethics

 

Contrib. Papers:

Autopoiesis, Modularity and Semantics

Contrib. Papers:

Cosmology and Theory

Contrib. Papers:

Computation and Simulation

 

Contrib. Papers:

Causation II

 

13:00-14:00

Lunch (Forum Street)

14:00-14:30

Posters (Forum Street)

14:30-15:30

Plenary Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Sonja Amadae: Corporate Agency, Integrated Information Theory,
and Military Command and Control: Emergent Intelligence?

15:30-16:00

Closing (Alumni Auditorium)

 

 


 

Detailed Programme

 

 

Tuesday, September 5th

 

17:30-20:00

Pre-event to EPSA17: Graduate Workshop (Egenis, Byrne House)

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 6th

 

11:00-12.30

EJPS Editorial Board Meeting

11:00-14:00

Registration (Forum Street)

14:15-14:30

Opening Words (Alumni Auditorium)

Stephan Hartmann (President of EPSA), Adam Toon (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)

14:30-16:00

Plenary Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Margaret Morrison: Experiment vs. Simulation: A False Dichotomy?

Chair: Stephan Hartmann (President of EPSA)

16:00-16:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

16:30-18:30

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Symposium: Towards a Methodology of Quantum Gravity

Richard Dawid (chair)

Karen Crowther: What is the Problem of Quantum Gravity?

Radin Dardashti & Karim Thébault: Dual Simulation and the AdS/QCD Correspondence

Sabine Hossenfelder: The Philosophy Behind Quantum Gravity Phenomenology

Keizo Matsubara & Nick Huggett: Modeling Black Holes in String Theory

16:30-18:30

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Contrib. Papers: Evolution and Selection

Eva Boon (chair)

Rick Morris: Stranger in a Strange Land: A Forecasting Account of Evolutionary Mismatch
Nicola Bertoldi: Is the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis Actually a Synthesis? Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection and the Structure of Evolutionary Theory

Karim Baraghith: The Emergence of Public Meaning from a Generalized-Evolutionary and Game-Theoretical Perspective

Fabio Sterpetti: Natural Selection and Mathematical Explanations

16:30-18:30

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Symposium: Philosophy of Molecular Medicine

Giovanni Boniolo & Marco Nathan (chairs)

Tudor Baetu: Forms of Extrapolation in Biomedical Research

Giovanni Boniolo: Patchwork Narratives for Tumour Heterogeneity

Mariacarla Gadebusch-Bondio: Personalized Medicine: Historical Roots of a Medical Model

Maël Lemoine: Why Has Psychiatry Not Been Revolutionized by Genomics (Yet)?

Marco J. Nathan: Why a Philosophy of Molecular Medicine? Counterfactual Reasoning in Molecular Medicine

16:30-18:30

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Contrib. Papers: Representation

Antonios Basoukos (chair)

Donal Khosrowi: Getting Serious about Shared Features

Patrick Allo: Visualisation as a Computational and as an Epistemological Practice

Nahuel Sznajderhaus: Fictional Explanations of Quantum Phenomena

Justin Price: Landing Zones: The Use of Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

16:30-18:30

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Symposium: Philosophical Challenges for the Institutional and Methodological Implementation of Interdisciplinarity

Inkeri Koskinen (chair)

Mieke Boon: Epistemological Issues of Applying Scientific Knowledge: Why Model-Based Reasoning Supports Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving

Miles MacLeod & Michiru Nagatsu: Cognitive Obstacles to Interdisciplinary Collaboration and their Importance to Policy

Uskali Mäki: Interdisciplinarity, Its Assessment and Management: Consequences of Diversity

Inkeri Koskinen: Epistemic Success and Societal Impact in Extra-Academic Collaboration

18:45-20:00

Reception (Forum Street)


 

 

 

Thursday, September 7th

 

9:00-11:00

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Symposium: Interpreting Physical Theories

Samuel Fletcher (chair)

Eleanor Knox: Interpreting Spacetime Theories: Questions of Representation

Neil Dewar: Little Local Difficulties

Benjamin Feintzeig: Interpretation, Quantized

Erik Curiel: Semantics: Epistemology, Yes; Ontology, No

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Prediction in the Social Sciences

Mary Morgan (chair)

Alkistis Elliott-Graves: Re-Examining the Value of Qualitative Predictions for Problem-based Science

Rui Silva: Extrapolation and Expert Judgment in the Human Sciences

Aki Lehtinen:  Robustness Arguments in Meta-Regression

Meinard Kuhlmann: Explanation and Prediction in Econophysics

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Medicine and Health

Raffaella Campaner (chair)

Juliette Ferry: A Response to Anti-Naturalism in the Phenomenology of Medicine

Saana Jukola: On Contested Science and the Ideals of Good Evidence - The Case of Nutrition Research

Roland Poellinger: Confirmation by Analogy in Pharmacology

Sarah Wieten & Donal Khosrowi: Putting Rigour Back Into Pragmatic Trials

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Quantum Mechanics 1

Irena Doicescu (chair)

Peter Vickers: The Sommerfeld Miracle

Pablo Acuña: Inertial Trajectories in de Broglie-Bohm Quantum Theory: An Unexpected Problem
Marie Gueguen: Implementing Indiscernibility in Quantum Mechanics

9:00-11:00

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Symposium: New Directions for Studying Success and Failure in Science

C. Kenneth Waters (chair)

Melinda Bonnie Fagan: Success and Failure Among the Stem Cells: Connecting Biology and Philosophy

Steve Elliott: An Account of Success in Science as the Attainment of Epistemic Aims

Flavia Fabris: The Integrative Role of Scientific Practices: The Case of Heat-Shock

C. Kenneth Waters: Commentary and Contextualization

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Realism

Ilya Kasavin (chair)

Alberto Cordero: Demythifying Scientific Realism

Michela Massimi: Perspectival Modeling, Pluralism, and the Quest for Realism

Vassilios Karakostas & Elias Zafiris: On the Structure and Function of Scientific Perspectivism in Modern Physics: A  Realist-Perspectivist View
João Luís Cordovil: OSR and the Question of Fundamentalism

11:00-11:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Understanding

Richard David-Rus (chair)

Mark Newman: Degrees of Scientific Understanding on the Inferential Theory

Henk De Regt & Marthe Smedinga: Metaphors as Tools for Understanding: A Comparative Analysis of Expert and Public Understanding of Science
Nicolas Wüthrich: Understanding with Toy Models

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Senses and emotions

Dragana Bozin (chair)

Athanassios Raftopoulos: Timing Time: Why Recent Arguments that Early Vision is Cognitively Penetrated Fail

Błażej Skrzypulec: Vision, Olfaction, and the Unity of Senses

Jose Araya: Predictive Processing and Emotion

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Explanation and experiment

Marion Boulicault  (chair)

Anna-Mari Rusanen & Otto Lappi: On the Problem of Relevance: The Dilemma of Jiggling and Whiggling

Matthias Michel: Methodological Artefacts in Consciousness science

Julia Pfeiff: A Model of Constitutive Psychological Explanation

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Evidence

Anton Donchev (chair)

Jürgen Landes: Variety of Evidence
Henrik Roeland Visser: Non-Epistemic Values and Policy Relevance in Macroeconomics

Mathieu Beirlaen: A Qualitative Model for Ampliative Scientific Inference

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Reasoning I

Idit Chikurel (chair)

Ori Belkind: Newtonian Induction and Hume's Critique of Inductive Inferences

Samuel Schindler: Explanatory Liberalism and Structural Necessitation

Klodian Coko: The Structure and Epistemological Implications of Multiple Determination in Empirical Science

13:00-14:00

Lunch (Forum Street)

13:00-14:00

                                                      Special Lunch Session: Writing ERC Grants (Location TBA)

This informal session will give advice on how to successfully apply for ERC grants (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced). Three recipients of ERC grants -- John Dupre (Exeter), Martin Kusch (Vienna), Sabina Leonelli (Exeter) -- and (from the ERC itself) Angela Liberatore, will answer questions relating to these grants and the application process.

14:00-14:30

Posters (Forum Street)

See the list of posters at the end of the programme

14:30-16:30

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Symposium: The Computational Mind

Marcin Milkowski (chair)

Mark Sprevak: Critically Assessing Predictive Coding

Matteo Colombo: Bayesian Brains and the Nativism Debate

Nico Orlandi: Perception Without (Classical) Computation

Oron Shagrir & Lotem Elber-Dorozko: Computation and Mechanism in Cognitive Neuroscience

Gualtiero Piccinini & J. Brendan Ritchie: A Dilemma for the Autonomy of Computational Psychology

All speakers – Roundtable with Q&A

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Preferences and Evolution

Jean Baccelli (chair)

Erik Angner: What Preferences Really Are

Don Ross & Glenn Harrison: The Empirical Adequacy of Cumulative Prospect Theory and its Implications for Normative Assessment

Bengt Autzen: The Evolutionary Explanation of What? A Closer Look at Adaptationist Explanations of Risk Preferences

Stefan Heidl: How Are Standard and Ecological Rationality Related?

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Methodology of Experimentation

Klodian Coko  (chair)

Samuel Fletcher: Stopping Rules as Experimental Design

Kareem Khalifa, Jared Millson & Mark Risjord: Inference, Explanation, and the Improbable in Experimental Economics

Maria Jimenez-Buedo: Reactivity: What Kind of Confound?
María Caamaño: The Semantic-Pragmatic Side of Framing Effects

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Quantum Mechanics 2

James Read (chair)

Dustin Lazarovici: Against Fields
Douglas Earl: The Significance of Non-Linearity in Interacting Quantum Field Theories:  Adopting an ‘Engineering’ Perspective in the Contexts of Scientific Realism and Naturalized Metaphysics

Cristian López & Hernán Accorinti: Roads to the Past: How to Go Backward in Time in Quantum Mechanics
Jonathan Bain: Non-Locality in Intrinsic Topologically Ordered Systems

14:30-16:30

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Symposium: Epistemic Strategies for the Integration of Big Data

Rachel A. Ankeny (chair)

Sabina Leonelli & Niccolò Tempini: Where Health and Environment Meet: Geolocation as Invariance Strategy for Integrating Diverse Data Sources

Andrea I. Woody & Katharine Moore Tibbetts: Smart Search through Complex Landscapes

Brendan Clarke, Phyllis Illari & Federica Russo: Datified Evidence in Theory and in Clinical Practice

Barbara Osimani: Exact Replication or Varied Evidence? Reliability, Robustness and the Reproducibility Problem

Rachel A. Ankeny: Comments

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Reasoning II

Sezen Altuğ (chair)

Otavio Bueno: Evidence and Styles of Scientific Reasoning

Jason Konek: On the Alethic Foundations of Imprecise Bayesianism: A Defense of IP Scoring Rules

Jens Harbecke: Two Challenges for a Boolean Approach to Constitutive Inference

Nina L. Poth: From Perception to Concepts: Bayesian Inference as an Alternative to Voronoi Categorisation in Conceptual Spaces

16:30-17:00

Refreshments (Forum Street)

17:00-18:00

Plenary Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Philip Kitcher: So ... who is your audience?

Chair: Michela Massimi (Vice-president of EPSA)

19:30

Conference Dinner (Great Hall)

 

 

 

Friday, September 8th

 

7:30-9:00

Women’s Caucus Breakfast

9:00-11:00

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Symposium: Promoting the Field View of General Relativity: New Insights From Spin-2, Emergent Gravity, and the Dynamical Approach

Niels Linnemann (chair)

James Read: Two Miracles of Relativity: Spacetime in GR and the Dynamical Approach

Tushar Menon: In Search of Lost Spacetime: What Non-Commutative Geometry Can Teach Us About Spacetime

Kian Salimkhani: The Principle of Equivalence, the Spin-2, and the Fundamentality of Spacetime

Manus Visser & Niels Linnemann: Why the Metric Field and Its Dynamics Should Be Emergent

Juliusz Doboszewski: Dynamical Spacetime and Gravitational Energy

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Gene-level biology

Staffan Müller-Wille (chair)

Rami Koskinen: Multiple Realizability as a Design Hypothesis in Biological Engineering

Marcel Weber: Causal Specificity, Biological Possibility and Non-parity about Genetic Causes

Marie I. Kaiser: ENCODE and the Parthood Question

Ulrich Stegmann: Philosophical Conclusions From Historical Analyses: The Case of Genetic Information

9:00-11:00

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Symposium: The General and the Particular: Understanding a Fundamental Relation

Martin Carrier & Giora Hon (chair)

Yael Kedar: Roger Bacon (1214/1220–1292) on Universal and Particular Natures: Sources and Influence

Giora Hon: Comparison and the Resulting Discrepancy: The Gap Between the General and the Particular

Cornelis Menke: P < .05: On the Origin of the Standard Level of Significance

Martin Carrier: Capturing the Phenomena: Models, Theories, Data

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Formal epistemology

TBA (chair)

Jonah Schupbach: Isolating the Effects of Coherence

Colin Elliot: Correcting incoherent sets of credences

Reuben Stern and Benjamin Eva: Causal Explanatory Strength

John Wigglesworth: Logical Anti-Exceptionalism and Theoretical Equivalence

9:00-11:00

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Symposium: The Science and Philosophy of Institutions

Don Ross (chair)

Pekka Mäkela, Raul Hakli & Sonja Amadae: Institutions as Shared Plans: Practical Reasoning in I and We Modes

N. Emrah Aydinonat & Petri Ylikoski: Does Game Theory Provide a Unified Theory of Institutions?

Francesco Guala: Institutional Kinds and Social Functions

J.P. Smit: Why Institutional Language Has No Ontological Import

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Models

TBA (chair)

Fiora Salis: On Predators and Prey. Scientific Models, Fiction and Imagination

Philippe Verreault-Julien: Models and How-Possibly Explanations: A Demarcation Problem

Insa Lawler: How Do Model-Based Explanations Depend on Their Respective Models?

Martin Zach: Against the Direct Fiction View of Scientific Models

11:00-11:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Scientific Change

Anne Sophie Meincke (chair)

Luca Tambolo: Contingency, Counterfactual History, Underdetermination

Adam Koberinski: Theoretical physics in the 1950s: particles, physicists, and field theories

Carl Hoefer & Genoveva Martí: Natural Kind Terms: Challenging the New-Wave Anti-Essentialism and Descriptivism

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Explanation and Reduction in Psychology and Biology

TBA (chair)

David Barack: Levels and Layers

Matthew Baxendale: Resisting the Reductionist Retreat

Silvia Ivani: What We (Should) Talk About When We Talk About Fruitfulness

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Methods and Concepts

Nora Hangel (chair)

Andrea Polonioli: A Plea for Minimally Biased Philosophy

Corrado Matta: The Role of Philosophical Theory in Qualitative Methods Textbooks

Joost Jacob Vecht: Partial Mastery of Mathematics

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Formal Social Epistemology

Nina Poth (chair)

Jan-Willem Romeijn: Stein’s Paradox and Group Rationality

Felipe Romero & Jan Sprenger: Scientific Self-Correction: The Bayesian Way

Annemarie Borg, Daniel Frey, Dunja Seselja & Christian Strasser: Is Increased Scientific Interaction Epistemically Beneficial? An Argumentative Agent-Based Model Approach

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Uncertainty

Mathias Frisch (chair)

Aaron Kenna: Reflecting Uncertainty in Integrated Assessments of Climate Change with Precise Probabilities

Karim Bschir & Lydia Braunack-Mayer: Predicting Under Structural Uncertainty: Why Not All Hawkmoths are Ugly

13:00-14:00

Lunch (Forum Street)

13:00-14:00

Special Lunch Session: EJPS Editors Meet Authors (Location TBA)

From 1st July 2017 EJPS has new editors-in-chief: Phyllis Illari (UCL) and Federica Russo (Amsterdam). The editors will present their vision of the journal for the coming years, explain how the refereeing process works, and introduce you to the associate editors and editorial board. They will gladly answer any questions related to the journal policies and procedures and will be most interested in hearing any comments or feedback you might have.

14:00-14:30

Posters (Forum Street)

See the list of posters at the end of the programme

14:30-16:30

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Symposium: Scientific Realism and Quantum Physics

Juha Saatsi (chair)

Valia Allori: Primitive Ontology and Scientific Realism

Lina Jansson: Explanations on a Pragmatist Interpretation of Quantum Theory: Between Realism and Instrumentalism

Richard Healey: Pragmatist Quantum Realism

Juha Saatsi: Scientific Realism Meets Metaphysics of QM

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Philosophy of Biology

Min OuYang (chair)

Francesco Suman: The Cultural Assimilation Model: Revisiting the Last Major Transition in Evolution

Javier Suárez: Stability of Traits as the Kind of Stability That Matters: How Holobionts Might Be Units of Selection

Karen Yan & Meng-Li Tsai: Practice-based Paradigms in Biological Sciences: Large-Scale Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of a Case Study on Heart-Rate Variability

Stephan Guttinger: Scientific Metaphysics and the Theory/Practice Dichotomy

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Values in Science

Kåre Letrud (chair)

Osman Caglar Dede: Heather Douglas’s Account of Values and Evidential Judgments in Toxicological Practice

Torsten Wilholt: Climate Models and Non‐Epistemic Values

Alexander Christian: The Vice of Virtues — Virtue-Based Research Ethics and the Organizational Features of Scientific Institutions

Mariana Córdoba & María Marta Quintana: Personal identity and Science: The Genetic Approach Regarding the Case of the Children Appropriated During the Argentinean Dictatorship 1976-1983

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Laws and regularities

Karim Bschir (chair)

Umut Baysan: Laws of Nature, Governing, and Truthmaking

Andreas Bartels: Explaining the Modal Force of Natural Laws

Vincent Lam: Metaphysics of Laws and Causation in Dynamical Spacetime

14:30-16:30

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Symposium: Human Diversity in Scientific Practice

Ludovica Lorusso  & David Ludwig (co-chairs)

Sophia Efstathiou: Personalising RCTs? The Case of AHeFT

Ludovica Lorusso: Race: What Biological Reality?

Magali Bessone: Why Say That Race is Biologically Real?

David Ludwig: Global Philosophy of Human Diversity: The Limits of Contextualism

Maria Kronfeldner: "Time to stop talking about human nature?"

14:30-16:30

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Contrib. Papers: Philosophy of the Physical Sciences

TBA (chair)

Jan Potters: Evaluating the Explanatory Power of Special Relativity: The Case of the Velocity-Dependence of Mass

Marco Giovanelli: ‘Physics is a Kind of Metaphysics.’ On Émile Meyerson’s Influence on Einstein’s Late Metaphysical Realism

Laszlo E. Szabo: A Physicalist Account for Meaning and Truth in Physics

16:30-17:00

Refreshments (Forum Street)

17:00-18:00

Women’s Caucus Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Helen Beebee: Women in philosophy of science: where are we, where do we want to be, and how do we get there?

18:00-19:30

EPSA General Assembly Meeting (Alumni Auditorium)

 

 

 

Saturday, September 9th

 

7:30-9:00

EPSA Steering Committee Meeting

9:00-11:00

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Symposium: The Simulationist Turn in Social Epistemology: Finding Dew directions and Challenging Received Wisdom

Adrian Currie (chair)

Remco Heesen & Kevin Zollman: Why the Priority Rule Does Not Exist

Adrian Currie & Shahar Avin: Method Pluralism, Method Mismatch & Method Bias

Audrey Harnagel: Managing the Epistemic Uncertainty of Basic Scientific Research

Samuli Reijula: Should Scientists Really Ignore Their Peers?

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Mathematics

Theo Kuipers (chair)

Elay Shech: Easy Road Nominalism, Mathematical Explanation, and Fractional Quantum Statistics

Jean Baccelli: What is Representational Measurement Theory Truly About?

Philippos Papayannopoulos: Incompatible Models of Computation Over the Reals and Their Importance for Scientific Computing

Matthew Parker: Regularity, Infinitesimal Probabilities, and Physical Isomorphism

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Statistical Mechanics

Alisa Bokulich (chair)

Charlotte Werndl & Roman Frigg: Phase Transitions: Boltzmann Versus Gibbs

Orly Shenker: Emergent Chance

Katie Robertson: Stars and Steam Engines: To What Extent Do Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Apply to Self-Gravitating Systems?

C.D. McCoy: Interpretive Analogies Between Statistical and Quantum Mechanics

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Mechanisms

Martin Zach (chair)

Tobias Schönwitz: Weak and Strong Mechanistic Realism and the Identification-Problem of Mechanisms

Jaakko Kuorikoski: Mechanistic Evidence and a New Argument From Inductive Risk

Matthias Unterhuber: From Ceteris Paribus Laws to Mechanisms [and Back]

Viorel Pâslaru: Descriptions of Mechanisms for Explanation versus Descriptions of Mechanisms for Prediction

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Causation I

Özlem Yilmaz  (chair)

Hans Radder: Causality, Theory Ladenness and Reproducibility in Experimental Science

Victor Gijsbers: On the Causal Presuppositions of (Nearly) All Current Theories of Causation

Nina Retzlaff & Alexander Gebharter: A New Proposal How to Handle Counterexamples to Markov Causation à la Cartwright, Or: Fixing the Chemical Factory

Marion Boulicault: Why Surgeries Require Surgeons: A Defense of the Agency Theory of Causation

9:00-11:00

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Contrib. Papers: Kinds and Classification

Lena Kästner (chair)

Ana-Maria Cretu: Natural Kinds as Natural Patterns

Stijn Conix: Measurement and the Operationalization of Species

Maria Cristina Amoretti & Elisabetta Lalumera: The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder: Some Points on the Harm Requirement

Henrik Thorén & Johannes Persson: Problem Feeding and the Nature of Interdisciplinary Research

11:00-11:30

Refreshments (Forum Street)

11:30-13:00

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Symposium: Mathematics and Ethics

James R. Brown (chair)

Mary Leng: Thick Mathematical Concepts and the Collapse of the Mathematical/Empirical Dichotomy

Debbie Roberts: Thick All the Way Through

James Robert Brown: Thick Mathematics

11:30-13:00

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Contrib. Papers: Autopoiesis, Modularity and Semantics

John Dupre (chair)

Anne Sophie Meincke: Biological Autonomy, Autopoiesis and the Process View of Life

Maria Serban: Investigating Hierarchical Modularity

João Pinheiro: Interactivist Biosemantics: Ramsey’s Principle Naturalized

11:30-13:00

Room TBA

Contrib. Papers: Cosmology and Theory

Joshua Norton (chair)

Richard Dawid: Non-Empirical Confirmation in Modern Cosmology

Christopher Arledge: Information-Theoretic Model Selection and Cosmology

Gábor Hofer-Szabó: How Human and Nature Shake Hands: The Role of No-Conspiracy in Physical Theories

11:30-13:00

Room TBA

Contrib. Papers: Computation and Simulation

Monika Foltyn-Zarychta (chair)

Melissa Jacquart: Observing the Invisible

Koray Karaca: The Interplay Between Experiment, Simulation and Theory at the Large Hadron Collider

Chiara Lisciandra and Johannes Korbmacher: Ex Pluribus Unum: How Many Models Support One Hypothesis

11:30-13:00

Room TBA

Contrib. Papers: Causation II

Lukasz Hardt (chair)

Paul Näger: Generalizing the Causal Markov Condition for Interactive Common Causes

Toby Friend: Exposing and Analysing the Causality Implicit in Scientific Formulae

13:00-14:00

Lunch (Forum Street)

14:00-14:30

Posters (Forum Street)

See the list of posters at the end of the programme

14:30-15:30

Plenary Lecture (Alumni Auditorium)

Sonja Amadae: Corporate Agency, Integrated Information Theory,
and Military Command and Control: Emergent Intelligence?

Chair: Adam Toon (Chair, EPSA17 organizing committee)

15:30-16:00

Closing (Alumni Auditorium)

 

 

 

Posters

 

Thursday, September 7th, Friday, September 8th, & Saturday, September 9th

 

14:00-14:30

Forum Street

Augustin Baas: Could (Quantum) Randomness Determine the Choice of Indeterminism?

Baptiste Bedessem: The division of cognitive labor: two missing dimensions of the debate

Richard David-Rus: On Understanding Through Agent-Based Models (ABM)

Neil Dewar: Symmetries and the Dynamical Approach to Spacetime

Anton Donchev: Why a Good Bayesian Explication of the ‘Best Explanation’ Should Take into Account Both Likelihoods and Priors

Jaana Eigi: Bringing the Public (Back) Into Science? The Cognitive Role of the Public According to Philosophers of Science

Enno Fischer: Actual Causation in Physics

Gregor Halfmann: Specifying the “Materiality” of Objects in Science, “Material Integration and Continuity of Samples in a Case of Ocean Science

Margarida Hermida: Planet-Life Selection

Ciprian Jeler: Group Fitness and Group Productivity: A Critical Assessment of This Relationship

Hubert Kowalewski: How to Cure the Wittgensteinian Anxiety? The Two-Dimensional Approach to Introspection in Cognitive Linguistics

Adam Pawel Kubiak & Pawel Kawalec: Prior Contextual Knowledge: The Topicality of Neyman’s Approach to Sampling and Estimation

Joanna Luc: Problems With the Notion of Energy in General Relativity and Physical Meaning of This Quantity

Marcin Miłkowski: On Explanatory Integration Versus Explanatory Unification

Barton Moffatt: Why Be Good (In the Lab)?

Simon Newey: A New Grounding Problem for Wallace’s Everettian Quantum Mechanics

 

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