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Tuesday, August 4
 

11:00

B3.3 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
4 August 11:00AM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Modal Epistemology and Scientific Classifications: Evolutionary Scenarios as Possible Worlds and Bayesian Inference
Elizabeth Martínez-Bautista, Philosophy of Science, IIF-UNAM, Mexico DF, MEXICO

30 min break (due to the cancellation of Sergio Gallegos' presentation)

Grounds and Structures. A Discussion on a Possible Metaphysical Framework
Bianca Savu, Theoretical Philosophy and Logic, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, ROMANIA

Antique atomism, modern physics and structural realism
Elena Mamchur, Philosophical Issues in Natural Science, Institute of Philosophy RAS, Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Chairs
Speakers
EM

Elena Mamchur

Institute of Philosophy RAS
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Bianca Savu

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy



Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 12

14:30

B3.1 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
4 August 02:30PM– 04:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Omissions as Causes
Gerald Vision, Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA



The Inference to the Most Invariant Cause
Xavi Lanao, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA

Causation and Time Reversal
Matt Farr, Philosophy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA



Reichenbachian Common Cause Systems Compared
Chrysovalantis Stergiou, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou-Athens, GREECE






Chairs
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Matt Farr

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland
I work on conceptual issues concerning time, causation and explanation, particularly what it means for time to 'have a direction' and what this has to do with various time symmetries and asymmetries in philosophy and physics.

Speakers
XL

Xavi Lanao

University of Notre Dame
CS

Chrysovalantis Stergiou

National Technical University of Athens
GV

Gerald Vision

Professor of Philosophy, Temple University



Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 12
 
Wednesday, August 5
 

11:00

B3.2 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
5 August 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

30 min break (due to the cancellation of Joshua Kelleher's presentation)

Nested Hierarchies and the Structure of Ecology
David McElhoes, Philosophy, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA

30 min break (due to the cancellation of Totte Harinen's presentation)

Scientific Realism, Historical Essences, and Species
Marion Godman, HPS, Cambridge, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM


Chairs
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Marion Godman

Researcher, Helsinki University and Cambridge University

Speakers
DM

David McElhoes

Arizona State University



Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 12

14:30

B3.12 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
5 August 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

1 hour break (due to the cancellation of Hugo Fraguito's and Pandora Hadzidaki's presentations)

The logical form of laws of nature
Toby Friend, Science and Technology Studies, UCL, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Natural vs. Artificial Distinction
Vladimir Havlik, Department of Analytical Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Prague 1, CZECH REPUBLIC


Chairs
VH

Vladimir Havlik

Institute of Philosophy

Speakers


Wednesday August 5, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 17

17:00

B3.13 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
5 AUGUST 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES


Hooking On and Biting Back: A Defense of Longino's Account of Objectivity
Jennifer Fellows, Philosophy, Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C., CANADA

Extended Agents and Development of Science and Technology
Yasuo Nakayama, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, JAPAN

   

Chairs
JF

Jennifer Fellows

Douglas College

Speakers
YN

Yasuo Nakayama

Osaka University



Wednesday August 5, 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Main Building, Room 14 Fabianinkatu 33
 
Thursday, August 6
 

11:00

B3.10 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
6 August 11:00-13:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Pan-Perspectival Realism
Paul Teller, Philosophy, UC Davis, Davis, USA

Defining a Cumulative and Comprehensive Scientific Realism
Priyedarshi Jetli, Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA

Reconstructed Empiricism
Finnur Dellsen, Philosophy, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, ICELAND

Abstraction, ideality and scientific representation
Kilakos Dimitris, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens, Athens, GREECE


Chairs
PT

Paul Teller

UC Davis

Speakers
avatar for Finnur Dellsen

Finnur Dellsen

Lecturer, University of Iceland
I am a philosopher specializing in philosophy of science and epistemology. I live in Iceland, where I am currently teaching at the University of Iceland. I completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill in 2014. Most of my research is in epistemology and philosophy of science... Read More →
KD

Kilakos Dimitris

University of Athens
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Priyedarshi Jetli

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Rural Campus, Tuljapur
General philosophy of science, history of philosophy of science, history of logic, Poincare, philosophy of mathematics



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

11:00

B3.4 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
6 August 11:00-13:00

SPEAKERS AND TITLES 

Against Structural and Counterfactual Explanations of Highly-Idealized Models in Physics
Martin King, Philosophy, University of Guelph, Guelph, CANADA 

30 min break (due to the cancellation of Laura Felline's presentation)

Scientific Understanding and Explanatory Interest
Zhu Xu, Philosophy, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA

On Characterizing Relevance
Anna-Mari Rusanen, Philosophy, history, culture and art studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND


Chairs
avatar for Anna-Mari Rusanen

Anna-Mari Rusanen

University of Helsinki

Speakers
avatar for Martin King

Martin King

PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
ZX

Zhu Xu

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences



Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 8 Fabianinkatu 33

14:30

B3.5 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
6 August 02:30PM - 04:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

30 min break (due to the cancellation of Aldo Filomeno's presentation)

A behavioral analysis of group knowledge and group behavior
Rohit Parikh, CS, Math, Philosophy, CUNY, New York, NY, USA

Summarizing the Quantum World: The Universal Wave Function as a Humean
Law
Eddy Keming Chen, Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

Chairs
Speakers
EK

Eddy Keming Chen

Rutgers University
RP

Rohit Parikh

Distinguished Professor, The City University of New York
Game theory, logic, probability, social software, epistemic reasoning



Thursday August 6, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 6
 
Friday, August 7
 

11:00

B3.11 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
7 August 11:00AM– 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Realism about quantities?
Johanna Wolff, Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HONGKONG

Robustness and Reality: How Science Justifies Ontological Commitments
Markus Eronen, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM



Is there a third path: can a scientific realist be a mathematical antirealist?
Laszlo Kocsis, Department of Philosophy, University of Pecs, Pecs, HUNGARY



Towards a counterfactual account of extra-mathematical explanation
John Heron, Philosophy, King's College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Chairs
ME

Markus Eronen

KU Leuven

Speakers
JH

John Heron

King's College London
LK

Laszlo Kocsis

University of Pecs
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Jo Wolff

Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong
I work on the metaphysics of science, especially on the metaphysics of quantities. I'm also interested in the philosophy of physics.



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

14:30

B3.7 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
7 August 02:30PM - 04:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Multi-Storey Humean Mosaic and the Emergence of Objective Probability
Alexander Franklin, Philosophy, King's College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Randomness and coincidences: a strong overlap between them
Alessandra Melas, Storia, Scienze dell'Uomo e della Formazione, University of Sassari, Sassari, ITALY

Intelligent Design, Methodological Naturalism and Scientific Reasoning
Juuso Loikkanen, School of Theology, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, FINLAND

Against a monistic view of information – Information in biological and physical contexts
Cristian Ariel López, Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aire, ARGENTINA
María José Ferreira Ruiz, Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires - CONICET, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aire, ARGENTINA

Chairs
avatar for Alessandra Melas

Alessandra Melas

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.
My research interests focus on Metaphysics of Science and Philosophy of Physics, with particular interest in causation, causal models, and chance. My most recent publication “Absolute Coincidences and Salmon's Interactive Fork Model” appeared in 2015 in "New Advances in Causation... Read More →

Speakers
AF

Alexander Franklin

Graduate Student, King's College London
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Juuso Loikkanen

Junior Researcher, University of Eastern Finland
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Cristian Lopez

PhD Student, University of Buenos Aires/ CONICET
I am PhD student of University of Buenos Aires and doctoral fellow of CONICET. I am working in philosophy of physics (philosophy of information and philosophy of time)
avatar for María José Ferreira Ruiz

María José Ferreira Ruiz

PhD student, University of Buenos Aires - CONICET
I am a PhD student devoted to the philosophy of biology. CONICET Doctoral fellow.



Friday August 7, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Room 12

17:00

B3.6 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
7 August 05:00PM – 07:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Ontic Structural Realism and Natural Necessity
William Kallfelz, Philosophy and Religion, Nississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA

Scientific Structuralism Does Not Necessitate Modal Realism
Ilmari Hirvonen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND
Ilkka Pättiniemi, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

Structural Realism without Metaphysics; Notes on Carnap's reinvention of Ramsey-sentence approach
Majid Davoody Beni, philosophy of science , AmirKabir University of technology, SPER, Tehran, IRAN

An essentialist interpretation of Ontic Structural Realism
Tomasz Bigaj, Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, POLAND


Chairs
avatar for Ilkka Pättiniemi

Ilkka Pättiniemi

University of Helsinki

Speakers
MD

Majid Davoody Beni

AmirKabir University of technology, SPER
TB

Tomasz Bigaj

University of Warsaw
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Ilmari Hirvonen

University of Helsinki
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William Kallfelz

Instructor of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University
I am a Ph.D. (2008) in the CPaS (Committee for Philosophy and the Sciences ) program, in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, in which I enrolled for graduate studies in September, 2003. My areas of specialization are in the philosophy of science, as well as... Read More →



Friday August 7, 2015 17:00 - 19:00
Main Building, Room 12
 
Saturday, August 8
 

10:00

B3.8 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
8 AUGUST 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Pragmatic realism and truth as correspondence
Pentti Määttänen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND

Alethic Pluralism and Scientific Truth
Marco Marletta, Humanities, University of Palermo, Palermo, ITALY

Does Hacking get the most out of his microscopes?
Alexander Aylward, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM    

30 minute break (due to the cancellation of Iulian Toader's presentation)


Chairs
avatar for Pentti Määttänen

Pentti Määttänen

University of Helsinki

Speakers
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Alexander Aylward

Undergraduate, University of Cambridge
MM

Marco Marletta

University of Palermo



Saturday August 8, 2015 10:00 - 12:00
Main Building, Room 12

13:30

B3.9 Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
8 August 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

How to be a Historically Motivated Scientific Anti-Realist

Greg Frost-Arnold, Philosophy, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, USA

Non-Realist Historical Challenges
Timothy Lyons, Philosophy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Science’s Success. An Argumentative Analysis
Octavian Repolschi, Philosophy and Communication Sciences, West University of Timi?oara, Timi?oara, ROMANIA

Stanford’s New Induction as an Evolutionary Debunking Argument
Fabio Sterpetti, Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, ITALY

Chairs
FS

Fabio Sterpetti

Sapienza University of Rome

Speakers
GF

Greg Frost-Arnold

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
TL

Timothy Lyons

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
OR

Octavian Repolschi

Lecturer, West University of Timisoara



Saturday August 8, 2015 13:30 - 15:30
Main Building, Room 12