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All London History and Philosophy of Science Meetings: Lent Term 2006

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January

Friday, 6 January 5:00- 7:00pm
OCCASIONAL SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
Rome, La Sapienza
Keynes and Cambridge

Monday, 9 January 1:00 - 2:30pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Mauricio Suárez

Complutense University, Madrid
Contingent Causal Warrant|

Monday, 9 January 5:00-6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
Alexey Kryukov
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Functional Relativity: How to Extend the Principle of Relativity to Quantum Mechanics?

Wednesday, 11 January 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Marc Fleurbaey|
CNRS
Luck, Insurance and Fairness

Monday, 16 January 1:00 - 2:30pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Jeremy Howick
LSE
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Homeopathy with RCTs

Monday, 16 January 5:00-6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
Christopher Timpson
University of Leeds
The Ontological Status of Quantum Information: Progress and Open Questions

Monday, 16 January 5:00-6:30pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Jonathan Wolff
UCL
Health Risks and the People Who Face Them
Venue: Graham Wallis Room

Wednesday, 18 January 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Shepley Orr|
University College London
Individual Characteristics, Risk Taking and Anomalies

Monday, 23 January 5:00-7:00pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Raimo Tuomela

University of Helsinki and CPNSS
Cooperation and the We-Perspective|

Tuesday, 24 January 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Professor David Makinson

Kings College London
The Quantitative/Qualitative Watershed for Rules of Uncertain
Inference

Tuesday, 24 January 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Barrie Tonkinson
Institute of Electrical Engineers
Isolation and Idealisation

Friday, 27 January 11:00-12:30 pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Bengt Autzen
London School of Economics
Peter Achinstein on Evidence

Friday, 27 January 2:00 - 6:15 pm
Mini-Workshop on the Philosophical Foundation of Statistical Mechanics
14.00 - 15.15 Peter Ainsworth (LSE)
The Spin-Echo Experiment and Statistical Mechanics

15.15 - 16.30 Wolfgang Pietsch (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Equilibrium and Non-equlibrium - What's the Difference and What Can We Learn From It?

17.00 - 18.15 Roman Frigg (LSE)
Entropy and Randomness in Dynamical Systems

Tuesday, 31 January 2:00-4:00pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Matthew Parker

LSE
Some Day You'll See: The Interest and Testability of Indefinite-Term Predictions

Tuesday, 31 January 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Christopher Budd
Centre for Associative Economics, Canterbury
From Closed to Open to Closed Again: How Are We to Think in a
One-World Economy?

February

Friday, 3 - Saturday, 4 February
EVOLUTION AND HUMAN NATURE MEETING
Tom Dickins

CPNSS

Monday, 6 February 5:15-7:00 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116)
THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
John Dupré
Exeter
Emerging Issues in Biological Ontology

Monday, 6 February 5:00-6:30pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Wulf Gaertner
Osnabruek and LSE
A New Measure of the Standard of Living Based on Functionings
Venue: H216

Tuesday, 7 February 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Jon Hodge

Philosophy, Leeds
The theory of Natural Selection as a Causal Process Theory

Wednesday, 8 February 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Symposium on the Evolution of Justice
Ken Binmore 
UCL
Natural Justice
Jason Alexander
LSE
Artificial Virtue

Monday, 13 February 5:00-6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
George Zouros

LSE
The Popper Experiment: Towards a Resolution

Tuesday, 14 February 2:00 - 4:00pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Jean Paul Van Bendegem

Vrije University Brussels
Lakatos' Legacy: the Emerging Field of the Study of Mathematical Practice|

Wednesday, 15 February 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Michael Mandler

Royal Holloway
TBA

Monday, 20 February 5:00-6:30pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
John Worrall

LSE
Evidence and Ethics in Medical Trials
Venue: H216

Tuesday, 21 February 2:00-4:00pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Hannes Leitgeb
University of Bristol
Carnap's Aufbau and The Logical Structure of Empirical Content

Tuesday, 21 February 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Geoffrey Hodgson

University of Hertfordshire
Darwin, Veblen and Causality

Wednesday, 22 February 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Jake Chandler

King's College London
TBA

Monday, 27 February 5:00-7:00pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Nicola Knight

University of Michigan and CPNSS
On Some Aspects of the Psychology of Normativity|

Tuesday, 28 February 5:00-6:30 pm
HISTORY OF POSTWAR SOCIAL SCIENCE
Adam Kuper

Brunel University
Alternative Histories of British Social Anthropology

March

Wednesday, 1 March 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Marco Mariotti|
QML
Preferences Over Monetary Time Sequences: Theory and Evidence|

Thursday 2 March 5:00-7:00
OCCASIONAL SEMINARS IN THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS
Erik Angner
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hayek and the Natural Law tradition: A New Look at His Work on Cultural
Evolution

Monday, 6 March 5:15-7:00 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116)
THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Samir Okasha

Bristol
Fisher's Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection

Monday, 6 March 5:00-6:30 pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
John Harris

Manchester and LSE
Global Norms, Informed Consent and Objectivity in Bioethics
Venue: H216

Tuesday, 7 March 2:00-4:00pm
POPPER SEMINAR
John Harris

University of Manchester
If it Wasn't Good For You it Wouldn't be Enhancement - Enhancements Are Moral Obligations

Tuesday, 7 March 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Stephen Fleetwood

Management, Lancaster University
Towards a Plausible Notion of Causality in Economics

Thursday, 9 March 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Jeremy Howick
Questioning Mill's Principle of the Composition of Causes in Medical Trials

Monday, 13 March 2:00 - 4:00pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar - Invited Speaker
Hasok Chang
University College London
Electrolysis and Disputes About the Composition of Water

Monday, 13 March 5:00-7:00pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Tom Dickins

CPNSS
Information, Inheritance and Evolution|

Tuesday, 14 March 5:00-6:30 pm
HISTORY OF POSTWAR SOCIAL SCIENCE
Roger Backhouse

University of Birmingham
Economics in the Postwar Period

Wednesday, 15 March 6:00 - 7:30 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Miriam Teschl

University of Cambridge
Preference Change and Personal Identity

Thursday 16 March 2006 6:45--8:15pm
DARWIN@LSE PUBLIC LECTURE|
Daniel C Dennett
(Tufts); Sir John Krebs FRS (Oxford); Ian McEwan (Author); Matt Ridley (Science Writer) Richard Dawkins FRS (Oxford);
Chair: Melvyn Bragg
The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On
(Tickets available from 10.00am Monday 6 March 2006: see the Public Lectures and Events| web pages for more details)

Monday, 20 March 5:00- 7:00pm
OCCASIONAL SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS
Roy Rotheim

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Keynes and the New Keynesians

Tuesday, 21 March 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Christopher Lawrence

Welcome Institute
The 'Exciting' Causes of Disease and Victorian Economics

April

Tuesday, 4 April 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE

Julian Wells
Economics, Kingston
The Dogs that Didn't Bark: Marx and Engels and Statistical Fatalism

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