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Invited Sessions [clear filter]
Tuesday, August 4
 

11:00

A3. Invited Session: Computational Logic and Applications of Logic
4 August, 11:00AM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Syntactic Epistemic Logic
Sergei Artemov

A Logical Revolution
Moshe Y. Vardi
, Rice University, USA


Chairs
YM

Yoram Moses

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Speakers
SA

Sergei Artemov

City University of New York
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Moshe Y. Vardi

George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering, Rice University
Moshe Y. Vardi is the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University. He is the recipient of three IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, the ACM SIGACT Goedel Prize, the ACM... Read More →



Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Small Hall

11:00

B4. Invited Session: Ethical and Political Issues in the Philosophy of Science
4 August, 11:00AM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES


Rationality at the science-policy interface
Sven Ove Hansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Biodiversity and Bio-patenting:
Constructive Challenges of Scientific Research
Sang-Wook Yi, Department of Philosophy, Hanyang University, Seoul,  SOUTH KOREA

Chairs
TI

Tetsuji Iseda

Kyoto University

Speakers
SO

Sven Ove Hansson

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
SY

Sang-Wook Yi

Hanyang University, Seoul



Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 1

17:00

C3. Invited Session: Philosophy of the Life Sciences
4 August 5:00PM – 7:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Transnational Turn in the History of Science
Ana Barahona, National Autonomous Univeristy of Mexico UNAM, México, MEXICO

Information and Causation in Biology
Paul E. Griffiths, University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA


Chairs
TK

Tarja Knuuttila

University of South Carolina

Speakers
avatar for Ana Barahona

Ana Barahona

Full Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Department of Evolutionary Biology, National University of Mexico, UNAM
avatar for Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

University of Sydney



Tuesday August 4, 2015 17:00 - 19:00
Main Building, Small Hall
 
Wednesday, August 5
 

11:00

B2. Invited Session: Formal Philosophy of Science and Formal Epistemology
August 5, 11:00AM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Bayesian Philosophy of Science
Stephan Hartmann, LMU Munich, GERMANY

The credit economy and the economic rationality of science
Kevin Zollman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Chairs
AG

Adam Grobler

Opole University

Speakers
KZ

Kevin Zollman

Carnegie Mellon University



Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Small Hall

11:00

B5. Invited Session: Historical Aspects in the Philosophy of Science
5 August, 11:00AM – 01:00PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

On theories
William Demopoulos, 
The University of Western Ontario London, CANADA
(to be presented by Thomas Uebel)

At the Roots of Probabilistic Epistemology
Maria Carla Galavotti
, Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna, ITALY

Chairs
TU

Thomas Uebel

University of Manchester

Speakers
WD

William Demopoulos

Professor, University of Western Ontario
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Maria Carla Galavotti

Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Bologna
Philosophy, cooking, gardening.



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

14:30

A1. Invited Session: Mathematical Logic
5 August, 02:30PM – 04:30PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Constructing normal numbers
Verónica Becher
University of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
CONICET, ARGENTINA

Entanglement and Formalism Freeness: Templates from Logic and Set Theory
Juliette Kennedy, University of Helsinki, FINLAND   

Chairs
AH

Åsa Hirvonen

University of Helsinki

Speakers
VB

Veronica Becher

University of Buenos Aires
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Juliette Kennedy

University of Helsinki



Wednesday August 5, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
Main Building, Small Hall

14:30

B3. Invited Session: Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
05 August, 02:30PM – 04:30PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

What gives Direction to Time? 
Loewer Barry
Rutgers University, USA

On the Prospects of an Effective Metaphysics
Kerry McKenzie, UC San Diego, USA

Chairs
JK

Jaakko Kuorikoski

University of Helsinki

Speakers
BL

Barry Loewer

Rutgers University
KM

Kerry McKenzie

UC San Diego



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

17:00

A1. Invited Session: Mathematical Logic
05 August, 05:00PM – 06:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Global Reflection Principles
P.D. Welch, 
School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM

Chairs
AH

Åsa Hirvonen

University of Helsinki

Speakers
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Philip Welch

Bristol University
Set Theory, reflection principles, philosophy of set theory and foundations; theories of truth, transfinite computational models. See http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~mapdw/



Wednesday August 5, 2015 17:00 - 18:00
Main Building, Small Hall
 
Thursday, August 6
 

11:00

C6. Invited Session: Philosophy of the Applied Sciences and Technology
6 August 11:00AM – 12:00PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

How to bring philosophy back into science – Epistemological constructivism as a viable picture of science?
Mieke Boon, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands


Chairs
avatar for Hanne Andersen

Hanne Andersen

Head of Department, University of Copenhagen

Speakers
avatar for Mieke Boon

Mieke Boon

Full professor Philosophy of Science, University of Twente
Mieke Boon is full professor in Philosophy of Science in Practice in the Philosophy Department at the University of Twente (The Netherlands). Boon holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering at Twente University of Technology (1987, cum laude), and a PhD in Biotechnology at Technical University... Read More →



Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Main Building, Room 5

11:00

A2. Invited Session: Philosophical Logic
06 August, 11:00AM – 01:00PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Could there be no logic?
Gillian Russell, Department of Philosophy, Washington University St Louis, UNITED STATES

Logic Revision: Some Formal and Semi-Formal Techniques for Logic Choice
Edwin Mares, Victoria University of Wellington, NEW ZELAND
 

Chairs
avatar for Greg Restall

Greg Restall

Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Speakers
avatar for Edwin Mares

Edwin Mares

Victoria University of Wellington
GR

Gillian Russell

Washinghton University St Louis



Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Small Hall

12:00

C7. Invited Session: Philosophy of Medicine
6 August 12:00PM – 1:00PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Molecular medicine: the clinical method enters the lab
What primary tumor culture teaches us
Giovanni Boniolo, University of Milan & IEO, Milano, ITALY


Chairs
Speakers
GB

Giovanni Boniolo

University of Milan



Thursday August 6, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 5
 
Friday, August 7
 

11:00

B1. Invited Session: Methodology
7 August, 11:00AM – 01:00PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

From nowhere, from here now, or from there then.
A tale of success-to-truth inferences along perspectivalist lines.
Michela Massimi, University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

Fact, Fiction, and Finance: Methodological Aspects of Econophysics
Dean Rickles, University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Chairs
CM

Caterina Marchionni

University of Helsinki

Speakers
MM

Michela Massimi

University of Edinburgh
DR

Dean Rickles

University of Sydney



Friday August 7, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Room 5

11:00

C4. Invited Session: Philosophy of the Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences
07 August, 11:00AM – 01:00PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The Rewards of Associative Modeling
Cameron Buckner
University of Houston, USA

What is action-oriented perception?
Zoe Drayson
University of Stirling, UNITED KINGDOM

Chairs
avatar for Petri Ylikoski

Petri Ylikoski

University of Helsinki

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Buckner

Cameron Buckner

Assistant Professor, University of Houston
I began my career in computer science--specifically, in non-monotonic logic-based approaches to artificial intelligence. This research inspired an interest into the relationship between the simple models of reasoning we were developing and the (usually very different) ways that humans... Read More →
ZD

Zoe Drayson

University of Stirling



Friday August 7, 2015 11:00 - 13:00
Main Building, Small Hall

17:00

A4. Invited Session: Historical Aspects of Logic
7 August, 05:00PM – 06:00PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Intensional logic before Leibniz

Paul Thom
The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Chairs
avatar for Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Catarina Dutilh Novaes

University of Groningen

Speakers
PT

Paul Thom

University of Sydney



Friday August 7, 2015 17:00 - 18:00
Main Building, Room 5

17:00

C2. Invited Session: Philosophy of the Physical Sciences
7 August, 05:00PM – 06:00PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

The quantum origin of statistical-mechanical probability
David Wallace, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

Chairs
DD

Dennis Dieks

Professor, Utrecht University

Speakers
DW

David Wallace

University of Oxford



Friday August 7, 2015 17:00 - 18:00
Main Building, Small Hall
 
Saturday, August 8
 

13:30

C5. Invited Session: Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences
8 August, 01:30PM – 02:30PM

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Scaffolding and Bootstrapping: How Archaeological Evidence Bites Back
Alison Wylie, Departments of Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Washington, UNITED STATES, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, UNITED KINGDOM
 

Chairs
KR

Kristina Rolin

University of Helsinki

Speakers
AW

Alison Wylie

University of Washington



Saturday August 8, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Main Building, Room 5

13:30

C1. Invited Session: Philosophy of the Formal Sciences
8 August, 01:30PM – 02:30PM


SPEAKERS AND TITLES

Explanation in Mathematics
Mark Colyvan, University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Three degrees of Imprecise Probability [IP] Theory
Teddy Seidenfeld, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Chairs
Speakers
MC

Mark Colyvan

University of Sydney
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Teddy Seidenfeld

University Professor, Philosophy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University



Saturday August 8, 2015 13:30 - 15:30
Main Building, Small Hall

14:30

C8. Invited Session: Metaphilosophy
8 August 2:30PM – 3:30PM

SPEAKER AND TITLE

Intuition and Replication
Jennifer Nagel, University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA


Chairs
avatar for Uskali Mäki

Uskali Mäki

University of Helsinki
Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences [TINT] - see http://www.helsinki.fi/tint AOI: philosophy of economics and other social sciences; scientific realism; models; interdisciplinarity; scientific imperialism; social dimensions of science... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Nagel

Jennifer Nagel

University of Toronto



Saturday August 8, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Main Building, Room 5