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Tuesday, August 4
 

11:00

B1.1 Methodology
4 August 11:00 – 13:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

30 min break (due to the cancellation of Marian Zouhar's presentation)

Contexts for philosophy: How can novel contexts in synthetic biology help philosophy of science?
Petri Turunen, Department of political and Economic studies, University of Helsinki, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tero Ijäs, Department of political and Economic studies, University of Helsinki, HELSINKI, FINLAND

A Hessian Approach to Analogical Reasoning in Theory Construction
Ruey-Lin Chen, Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, TAIWAN
Jean-Sebastien Bolduc, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, FRANCE

A Frame-Based Approach for Operationalized Concepts
Stephan Kornmesser, Institute of Philosophy, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, GERMANY


Chairs
TI

Tero Ijäs

University of Helsinki

Speakers
RC

Ruey-Lin Chen

National Chung Cheng University
SK

Stephan Kornmesser

University of Oldenburg
PT

Petri Turunen

Doctoral student, University of Helsinki



Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 13 Fabianinkatu 33

14:30

B1.2 Methodology
4 August 02:30PM– 04:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Challenges of Incommensurability to Comparative Philosophy
Xinli Wang, Philosophy, Juniata College, HUNTINGDON, USA



Kuhnian Turn in Scientific Rationality
In-Rae Cho, Philosophy, Seoul National University, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA



Progress across revolutionary change in science
Collier John, Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

Why the Function of Concepts Matters
Hyundeuk Cheon, Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA

Chairs
avatar for John Collier

John Collier

Senior Research Associate, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Speakers
XW

Xinli Wang (王新力)

Juniata College, PA, USA
avatar for Hyundeuk Cheon

Hyundeuk Cheon

Ewha Womans University
IC

In-Rae Cho

Department of Philosophy, Seoul National University



Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 17

17:00

B1.11 Methodology
4 August 05:00PM– 07:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

On Science and Humanism
Menashe Schwed, Philosophy, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon, ISRAEL 

Causal Pluralism in Political Science: Integration or Incommensurability?
Sharon Crasnow, Arts, Humanities, and World Languages, Norco College, Norco California, USA

Analytic Method
Miloš Kosterec , Department of Logic and Methodology of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

Can Scientific Rationality be Subsumed under Instrumental Rationality?
Dunja Seselja, Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, GERMANY

Chairs
DS

Dunja Seselja

Ruhr-University Bochum

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Crasnow

Sharon Crasnow

Norco College
MK

Miloš Kosterec

Comenius University in Bratislava
MS

Menashe Schwed

Ashkelon Academic College



Tuesday August 4, 2015 17:00 - 19:00
Main Building, Room 6
 
Wednesday, August 5
 

11:00

B1.3 Methodology
5 August 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Philosophy and Methodology of Change: Systems of Change as an Object of General Change Methodology
Oleksandr Melnychenko, Department of Information Technology, Kherson National Technical University, Kherson, UKRAINE

Scientific Thought Experiments and their Context: Einstein's Magnet-Conducto
Jan Potters, Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM

Comprehensive Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science
Nicholas Ray, Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Guelph, CANADA   

Inconsistency Handling in the Sciences: Where and How Do We Need Paraconsistency?
Joke Meheus, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM

   


   

    

Chairs
JM

Joke Meheus

Ghent University

Speakers
OM

Oleksandr Melnychenko

Kherson National Technical University
JP

Jan Potters

Ghent University
NR

Nicholas Ray

University of Waterloo



Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 13 Fabianinkatu 33

11:00

B1.4 Methodology
5 AUGUST 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES
 
30 min break

How trading zones may help solving communication problems in the sciences
João Mendes, Philosophy, University of Minho, Braga, PORTUGAL

Considering the Quantum Hypothesis in the Context of Pursuit
 
Molly Kao, Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, CANADA
 
  

Chairs
CL

Chiara Lisciandra

University of Helsinki

Speakers
MK

Molly Kao

University of Western Ontario
avatar for João Mendes

João Mendes

Professor, University of Minho
João Ribeiro Mendes is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), teaching and researching in the domains of Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science from University... Read More →



Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 3 Fabianinkatu 33

14:30

B1.10 Methodology
5 AUGUST 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Why is Representation Communal Rather than Private?
Brandon Boesch, Philosophy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

The Role of Subjective Models in Proto-Scientific Measurement
Alistair Isaac, Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

Scientific understanding as guidance of and for cognitive activity
Arturo R. Argott, Philosophy, UNAM, Estado de Mexico, MEXICO

The Session Ends at 4:00 pm
(due to the cancellation of Thomas Sturm's presentation)


Chairs
Speakers
avatar for Brandon Boesch

Brandon Boesch

University of South Carolina
I am particularly interested in the role of the agent within philosophical accounts of scientific representation. I am also interested in general questions about scientific practice, related to the strategies employed in the uses of models, simulations, and representations.
AI

Alistair Isaac

University of Edinburgh



Wednesday August 5, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Main Building, Room 12
 
Thursday, August 6
 

11:00

B1.12 Methodology
6 August 11:00-13:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES


Causal inference and public policy: problems and (some) solutions
Daniel Malinsky, Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 

Gender index for the academia : how to translate the real world into numbers?
Anne-Sophie Godfroy, Sciences Normes Decision, Université Paris-Sorbonne & CNRS, Paris, FRANCE 

Automated large scale evidence aggregation in the context of policy making
Nicolas Wüthrich, Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, London , UNITED KINGDOM
Katie Steele, Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UNITED KINGDOM 

The methodology of the logical and cultural dominant in cross – science communication
Galina Sorina , Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Irina Griftsova , Department of Philosophy, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION 

Chairs
avatar for Anne-Sophie Godfroy

Anne-Sophie Godfroy

associate professor, Université Paris-Sorbonne & CNRS

Speakers
DM

Daniel Malinsky

Carnegie Mellon University
GS

Galina Sorina

Lomonosov Moscow State University
avatar for Nicolas Wüthrich

Nicolas Wüthrich

London School of Economics and Political Science



Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 7 Fabianinkatu 33

14:30

B1.5 Methodology
6 August 02:30PM - 04:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Re-discovery of the Nature and Logic of Scientific Discovery
Liang Lei, Dept. of Philosophy, Central South University University,
Chang Sha, CHINA

30 min break
 (due to the cancellation of Tim De Mey's presentation)

Natural kinds and automated scientific discovery
Benjamin Jantzen, Philosophy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA


Chairs
BJ

Benjamin Jantzen

Virginia Tech

Speakers
LL

Liang Lei

Central South University University



Thursday August 6, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 13 Fabianinkatu 33

17:00

B1.6 Methodology
6  August 5:00pm ­- 7:00pm

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Explanation by idealized theories
Ilkka Niiniluoto, Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies,
University of Helsinki, UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, FINLAND 

An Interactive Criterion for Realism
Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, Philosophy, University of Pretoria & CAIR, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

Theory-Progressivism: Between Realism and Anti-Realism
Juha Saatsi, School of PRHS, University of Leeds, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM

Why Psillos’ Purportedly Scientific Argument for Scientific Realism Fails
Reto Gubelmann, Department of Philosophy, University of Zurich, Zürich, SWITZERLAND


Chairs
avatar for Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem

Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria & Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research, CSIR
Scientific realism Truth and reference Applications of non-classical logics such as belief revision to problems in philosophy of science such as progress Intersections of issues in knowledge representation and philosophy of science Intersection of virtue epistemology and issues... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Reto Gubelmann

Reto Gubelmann

PhD Student, University of Zurich
IN

Ilkka Niiniluoto

University of Helsinki
JS

Juha Saatsi

University of Leeds



Thursday August 6, 2015 17:00 - 19:00
Main Building, Room 13 Fabianinkatu 33
 
Friday, August 7
 

14:30

B1.7 Methodology
7 August 02:30PM - 04:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The No Alternative Argument and the Problem of Establishing Non-empirical Evidence
Radin Dardashti, Philosophy of Science, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, Munich, GERMANY

Induction and ceteris paribus clause
Adam Grobler, Philosophy, Opole University, Opole, POLAND

Unconceived alternatives and expected unification: a limitation of Stanford’s “new induction”
Ioan Muntean, The Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA

The New Riddle of Induction and the New Riddle of Deduction
Gal Yehezkel, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Sapir Academic College, D.N. Hof Ashkelon, ISRAEL


Chairs
avatar for Radin Dardashti

Radin Dardashti

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU

Speakers
avatar for Radin Dardashti

Radin Dardashti

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU
AG

Adam Grobler

Opole University
avatar for Ioan Muntean

Ioan Muntean

University of Notre Dame
GY

Gal Yehezkel

The Sapir Academic College



Friday August 7, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 13 Fabianinkatu 33

17:00

B1.8 Methodology
7 August 05:00PM – 07:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Truth re-nomination and the Lotka-Volterra-model
Tim Räz, Philosophy, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, GERMANY
Raphael Scholl, Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh, USA

Philosophical Models - Their Structure and Function
Lukáš Bielik, Department of Logic and Methodology of Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

Manipulationist Account and Unificationist Model
Wei Wang, Institute of Science, Technology and Society, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CHINA
Chuang Liu, Department of Philosophy, Shanxi University & University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Scientific Modeling and Fictionalism
Chuang Liu, Philosophy, Shanxi University & University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Wei Wang, Institute of Science, Technology, and Society, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CHINA
(Will be presented by Wei Wang)



Chairs
RS

Raphael Scholl

University of Pittsburgh

Speakers
LB

Lukáš Bielik

Comenius University in Bratislava
TR

Tim Räz

University of Konstanz
WW

Wei Wang

Tsinghua University



Friday August 7, 2015 17:00 - 19:00
Main Building, Room 13 Fabianinkatu 33
 
Saturday, August 8
 

13:30

B1.9 Methodology
8 AUGUST 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

A Little Less Representation, A Little More Action Possibilities: Taking the Artefactual View of Scientific Models Seriously
Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira, Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

Agenda of analysis of models: from Big Data to reality
Zhan Zagidullin, Department of the Theory of Knowledge, Russian Academy of Science,Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Allocating confirmation with robustness
Aki Lehtinen, Dept. of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, FINLAND
 
Journal Peer Review, Biases, and the Objectivity of Research
Saana Jukola, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, FINLAND
  

Chairs
avatar for Aki Lehtinen

Aki Lehtinen

University of Helsinki

Speakers
SJ

Saana Jukola

University of Jyväskylä
avatar for Aki Lehtinen

Aki Lehtinen

University of Helsinki
GS

Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira

University of Cincinnati
avatar for Zhan Zagidullin

Zhan Zagidullin

Russian Academy of Science, Institute of Philosophy



Saturday August 8, 2015 13:30 - 15:30
Main Building, Room 6