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All-London history and philosophy of science: Meetings Lent 2005

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JANUARY

Friday, 7 January 5:00 - 8:00 pm
PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS SEMINARS
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
University of Roma, La Sapienza
Piero Sraffa at the University of Cambridge

Monday, 10 January 5:00-6:30 pm
Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
Michael Otsuka
UCL
The Natural Right to Punish

Tuesday, 11 January 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Peter Landsberg
Southampton
Comments on the Origins of Thermodynamics

Thursday, 13 January 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Oliver Curry
Indiana
Rational Choice Theory in Biology and Economics

Wednesday, 19 January 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Alex Voorhoeve
LSE
Equal Opportunity for Welfare, Preference Formation, and Responsibility

Monday, 24 January 5:00-6:30 pm
Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
Julian Le Grand
LSE
Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens
(CARR Seminar Room, H615, 6th floor Connaught House)

Tuesday, 25 January 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Alan Musgrave 
Otago
Pleonastic Platonism|

Tuesday, 25 January 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Round Table Discussion Among Last Year's Speakers
Taking Stock

Wednesday, 26 January 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Alejandro Saporiti
Queen Mary, London
Strategy-Proofness and Single-Crossing|

Thursday, 27 January 5:00 - 8:00 pm
PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS SEMINARS
Eugene Callahan
Mises Institute
Does Economics Suffer from a Confusion of Categorically Distinct Inquiries?

FEBRUARY  

Wednesday, 2 February 5:00-7:00 pm
THE EVIDENCE SEMINAR
Staffan Mueller-Wille 
Exeter
Evidence in Historical Perspective|

Friday, 4 February 2:00 - 4:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Marc Kilgour
Wilfrid Laurier University
A Minimax Procedure for Electing Committees|

Monday, 7 February 5:00-6:30 pm
Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
Marc Fleurbaey
Pau/Oxford
Poverty as a Form of Oppression
Venue: CARR Seminar Room, H615, 6th floor Connaught House

Monday 7 February 5:15 - 7:00 pm
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Oliver Pooley (Oxford)
Haecceitism: Physics versus Metaphysics

Tuesday, 8 February 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Fabienne Peter
Warwick
Pure Epistemic Proceduralism in Deliberative Democracy|

Tuesday, 8 February 5:30-7 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
William Dixon
London Metropolitan University
Equilibrium and the Human

Wednesday, 9 February 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Shepley Orr 
UCL
Does Population Ethics Rest on a Mistake?

Monday, 14 February 12:00-1:30 pm
SPECIAL LECTURE
Towfic Shomar
Philadelphia University, Jordan
Modelling in Applied Physics

Monday, 14 February 4:00-6:00 pm
SIGMA CLUB
Kelly Stelly
ICL
String Theory

Wednesday, 16 February 5:00-7:00 pm
THE EVIDENCE SEMINAR
Lenny Smith
LSE/Oxford
Evidence and Scientific Simulation Models: Known Unknowns in Weather Forecasts and Climate Modelling|

Monday, 21 February 7:00-8:30 pm
Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
Catriona McKinnon
Reading
Should we Tolerate Holocaust Denial?|

Tuesday, 22 February 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Ken Gemes

UCL
Content and Confirmation|

Tuesday, 22 February 5:30-7 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Bernadette Bensaude Vincent
Université Paris X

The Pathway to the Law of Chemical Equilibrium

Wednesday, 23 February 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Claus Beisbart|
Konstanz
What is the Best Decision Rule for the European Council of Ministers

Wednesday, 23 February 6:00-7:30 pm
Darwin@LSE PUBLIC LECTURE

Richard Dawkins FRS
Oxford
Is Evolution Predictable?
Chair: Richard H Webb
LSE
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE

Monday, 28 February 5:00 - 8:00 pm
PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS
Geoff Hodgson
University of Hertfordshire
Would Alfred Marshall Get a Job in an Economics Department Today?

MARCH

Wednesday, 2 March 5:00-7:00 pm
THE EVIDENCE SEMINAR
Marcel Boumans
Amsterdam
When Evidence is Not in the Mean|

Thursday, 3 March 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS

Philippe Mongin 
CNRS
Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives

Friday, 4 March 2005
Workshop on Models|
Chair: Mary Morgan
For those interested in attending the workshop please contact Sheldon Steed|

09:45 - 11:00 Gabriele Contessa|
LSE
Scientific Models, Representation and Similarity|
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45 Erika Mattila|
University of Helsinki
From Properties of Models to a Simulation Platform: Lifespan of an Infectious Disease Model|
12:45 - 02:00 Lunch Break
02:00 - 03:15 Damien Fennell|
LSE
Mathematical Equations and their Causal Interpretations: Herbert Simon's Concept of Causal Order|
03:15 -  03:45 Tea Break
03:45 - 05:00 Tarja Knuuttila|
Helsinki School of Economics
Parsers as Epistemic Artefacts|

Monday, 7 March 5:00-6:30 pm
Seminar in Philosophy and Public Policy
John Harris|
Manchester
An Ethical Market for Transplant Organs|
(Graham Wallas Room, 5th floor, Main Building)

Monday 7 March 5:15 - 7:00 pm
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Stephan Hartmann
LSE
Formal versus Historical Accounts of Scientific Theory Change

Wednesday, 9 March 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS

Philipp Beckmann 
LSE
Does Common Knowledge of Rationality Imply Backward Induction?

Friday, 11 March 11:00-1:00 pm
THE EVIDENCE SEMINAR
(Jointly with Evidence Group, UCL)
Susan Haack
Miami
Defending Science: The Question of Evidence|
Venue: G108 (20 Kingsway, first floor)

Monday, 14 March 4:00-6:00 pm
SIGMA CLUB
Amit Hagar
PPM Group - Uni-Konstanz
Adiabatic Quantum Hypercomputation: Hype or Computation

Tuesday, 15 March 6:00-7:30 pm
Darwin@LSE PUBLIC LECTURE
Simon Baron-Cohen
Cambridge
Is Autism an Extreme of The Male Brain?
Chair: Simon Blackburn
Cambridge
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE

Wednesday, 16 March 5:00-7:00 pm
THE EVIDENCE SEMINAR
Peter Achinstein
Johns Hopkins
Concepts of Evidence|

Thursday, 28 April| 5:30-7:30 pm
LAKATOS AWARD PUBLIC LECTURE
Kim Sterelny
Victoria University of Wellington and Australian National University
TBA
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE

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