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All London History and Philosophy of Science Meetings: Lent Term 2005

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April

Tuesday, 26 April 5:00 - 7:00 pm
"PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS" SEMINAR
Stephen Pratten
Kings College London
Can we Explain Social Reality Without Resorting to Fictions? Ontological 
Theorising and the Assumptions Issue in Economics

Wednesday, 27 April 10:00-1:00 pm
LAKATOS AWARD WINNER SEMINAR
Kim Sterelny

Victoria University of Wellington and Australian National University
Realism In Ecology
The Evolution And Evolvability of Culture

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

May

Friday, 6 May 2.30-6.30pm
CPNSS/ ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Philosophy Across the Borders: Italy Meets Britain

Enrico Moriconi
University of Pisa
Peano and Russell
Peter Williams
University of Sussex
Bruno de Finetti's Philosophy of Probability
Umberto Bottazzini.
University of Milan
Federigo Enriques: Between Science and Philosophy
Donald Gillies
UCL
Carlo Cellucci: a Contemporary Italian Pphilosopher of Logic and Mathematics
Chairs: Pierluigi Barrotta (ICI), Eleonora Montuschi (LSE)
Venue: Room G108 (20 Kingsway)
The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

Monday, 9 May 4:00 - 6:00pm
SIGMA CLUB
Michela Massimi

Cambridge
Where Kuhnian Incommensurability Leaves Us: a Lesson from the Crisis of the Old Quantum Theory|

Tuesday, 10 May 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Robert Sugden

East Anglia
Experiments as Exhibits and Experiments as Tests

Tuesday, 10 May 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE

4:00- 5:30 pm  Rod O'Donnell
Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney
Keynes's Principles of Writing (Innovative) Economics
5:30-7:00 pm   Marcello Cini
Physics, Universita' La Sapienza, Roma
Thought and Actual Experiments in QM: Any Lessons for Economics?

Wednesday, 11 May 5:00-7:00 pm
THE EVIDENCE SEMINAR
Deborah G. Mayo

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg &
Frequentist Statistics as a Theory of Inductive Inference
(co-authored with D.R. Cox, Statistics, Nuffield)

Tuesday, 17 May 5:00 - 7:00 pm
"PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS" SEMINAR
Sue Himmelweit
Open University and LSE Gender Institute
When is Economics Feminist?

Wednesday, 18 May 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS

Adam Oliver 
LSE
Some Empirical Ethics: QALY Maximisation Versus a Fair Innings in Health Care Decision Making

Monday, 23 May 4:00 - 6:00pm
SIGMA CLUB
Mauricio Suárez

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Quantum Propensities and the Problem of Measurement|

Tuesday, 24 May 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Donald Gillies
Science and Technology Studies, UCL
Can Mathematics Be Used Successfully in Economics?

Wednesday, 25 May 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS

Marek Kaminski 
University of California, Irvine
Games Prisoners Play

Friday, 27- Saturday, 28 May 10:00 - 7:00 pm
TWO DAY GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
For those interested in attending the conference please contact: phil_confs_2005@lse.ac.uk  |

Friday, 27th May
10:00
10:30 - 11:40


Registration
Jean-Louis Hudry|
Edinburgh
Is Modern Mathematics a Proper Language for Natural Science?|

11:40 - 12:50


Lunch Break

Sandy Berkovski|
Oxford
Weyl and Reichenbach on Apriority and Mathematical Applicability|

2:00 - 3:10

Juha Saatsi|
Leeds
Justifying the Realist Inference: How Local Can You Go?|

3:10 - 4:20

Alex Broadbent|
Cambridge
Realism, Structure and Reference|

Coffee Break

4:50 - 6:40

Philip Kitcher|
Columbia
Keynote Lecture|

Saturday, 28th May 
10:00 - 11:10


Kelby Mason
Rutgers
Never Mind the Bullocks, What About the Bovidae?|

11:10 - 12:20


Lunch Break

Ulrich Stegmann|
King's College London
What, Exactly, Does Natural Selection Explain?|

1:30 - 2:40

Steffen Ducheyne|
Ghent
Newton and Kitcher on Understanding|

2:40 - 3:50



Coffee Break

Kevin Coffey|
Michigan
Must All Scientific Understanding Be Explanatory? Lessons for Explanatory 
Unification from Analytical Dynamics
|

4:20 - 5:30

Kyla Dennedy|
British Columbia
Trans-Historical Rationality of Science - Relativism or Rhetoric?|

5:30 - 6:40

Charles Sentell|
Cambridge
The Chicken and Egg, Revisited|

Tuesday, 31 May 11:00 - 1:00pm
SIGMA CLUB
Armond Duwell

University of Konstanz
Quantum Information Does Exist|

June

Wednesday, 1 June 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS

Keith Dowding 
LSE
Counterfactual Success and Negative Freedom

Monday, 6 June 5:15 - 7:00 pm
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Colin Howson
LSE
The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Tuesday, 7 June 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Carl Hoefer

Barcelona
The Problems of Micro-chance Reductionism|

Tuesday, 7 June 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Grazia Ietto Gillies
Economics, London South Bank University:
An Application of Keynes's Causa Causans to The Globalization Process

Wednesday, 8 June 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS

Jörn Rothe 
LSE
Rationality, Uncertainty and Equilibrium in Games

Friday,10- Saturday, 11 June 10:00am -7:00pm
TWO DAY GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
For those interested in attending the conference please contact: phil_confs_2005@lse.ac.uk  |

Friday, 10th June 
10:00
10:30 - 11:30


Registration
Caroline Baumann

Cambridge
A Kripkean Analysis of the Concept of Genuine Rule-Following

11:30 - 12:30


Lunch Break

Lorenzo Bernasconi
Cambridge
Wittgenstein, Rule-Following and Giddens' 'Theory of Structuration'

2:00 - 3:00

Åsa Andersson
Lund University
Social Ontology - The Foundation of the Social Sciences?

3:00 - 4:00

David Tyfield
Exeter
From SSK to ESK? The Potential and Problems

4:00 - 5.00


Coffee Break

Christophe Heintz
Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Cognitive Studies as the Missing Piece of the Strong Programme

5:30 - 7:00

Barry Barnes
Exeter
Keynote Lecture

Saturday, 11th June 
10:00 - 11:00


Lilian OBrien
Brown University
Explaining Intentional Actions: Understanding them as Rational

11:00 - 12:00



Lunch Break

Jaakko Kuorikoski and Aki Lehtinen
University of Helsinki
Shades of Rationality: The Role of Intentionality in the Economic 
Unification of the Social Sciences

1:00 - 2:00

Adam Levine
University of Michigan
(Re-)Defining the Rational Agent: The Motivational Aspect of Identity

2:00 - 3:00

 

Olivier Roy
University of Amsterdam
Does Game Theory Have Something to Do with Plans?

3:00 - 4:00

Zoe Gilbert
University of Bristol
Game Theory versus Gauthier in the Fight for Rational Cooperation


Monday, 13 June 2005
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF NANCY CARTWRIGHT'S 
SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY

Reasoning, Models and Causes
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE

Morning Session
Emma Rothschild


Chair
Lorraine Daston Reason and its Histories
Mary Morgan

Margaret Morrison

Ideal Types, Idealization and Caricature Models

Modelling The Dappled World: Why We Need Unifying Principles After All


Afternoon Session

Carl Hoefer


Chair
Gerd Gigerenzer

David Hendry

The Rationality Debate: Is The Mind Boundedly Rational And What Does It Mean?

Automatic Model Selection: Making Economics Scientific

Nancy Cartwright Comments

The venue will be the Old Theatre, LSE, with a reception after the Conference in the Senior Dining Room. There is no registration fee. For further information, contact Professor Colin Howson, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

Tuesday, 14 June 5:00 - 7:00 pm
"PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS" SEMINAR
Giuseppe Fontana

Leeds University Business School and Clare Hall, Cambridge
The Future of Post Keynesian Economics

Wednesday, 15 June 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Franz Dietrich
Konstanz
TBA

Tuesday, 21 June 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Tim Crane

UCL
The Efficacy of Colour, Shape and Size|

Tuesday, 21 June 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Max Steuer
LSE
Dissent: Level Three

Monday, 27 June 6:00 - 7:30 pm
ANNUAL CPNSS PUBLIC LECTURE
Simon Singh

Science Writer
BIG BANG - The History of the Universe in 60 Minutes
Chair: Jeremy Butterfield
All Souls College Oxford
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE

Wednesday, 29 June 2005
Broome Symposium

One-Day Book Symposium on John Broome's (2004) Weighing Lives, Oxford: OUP

Venue: Lakatos Building, Room T206, London School of Economics and Political Science

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