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

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October

Monday, 3 October 5:00-6:30 pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Leif Wenar

University of Sheffield
The Philosophy of Human Rights and Political Power

Wednesday, 5 October 1:00 -2:15
Contingency
and Dissent in Science
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Introductory Meeting
Public Health and Policy -- the MMR/autism Dispute

Wednesday, 5 October 2:00-4:00 pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Roman Frigg/Stephan Hartmann
Lefteris Farmakis
A Few More Thoughts on Theory Acceptance|

Monday, 10 October 5:00-6:30 pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
James Nickel
Arizona State University College of Law

Terrorism and Restrictions of Human Rights

Tuesday, 11 October 2:00-4:00pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Mauricio Suárez
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Representation, Inference, and the Dynamics of Model-Building|

Wednesday, 12 October 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Keith Dowding
LSE
Externalism, Expensive Tastes and Equality

Tuesday, 17 October 1:30 -3:00 pm
Contingency
and Dissent in Science
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Damien Fennell
(Research Officer, Contingency and Dissent, CPNSS)
James Heckman on Randomized Controlled Trials

Monday, 17 October 5:00-7:00pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Ivan Moscati

Economics, University, Milan
Systematicity in Economic Thought
A Neo-Kantian Approach to the History and Epistemology of Economics
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Wednesday, 19 October 2:00-4:00 pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Roman Frigg/Stephan Hartmann
Philip Thonemann
The Hollow Core Of Anti-Realism|

Wednesday, 19 October 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Greg Davies

Decision Technologies
Rethinking Risk: Aspirations as Pure Risk Attitude

Monday, 24 October 5:00-6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
Jonathan Halliwell

Imperial College, London
Commuting Position and Momentum Operators, Exact Decoherence and Emergent Classicality

Tuesday, 25 October 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Tony Lawson
Economics, Cambridge
Why Distinguish Open and Closed Systems in Social Theorising?

Wednesday, 26 October 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Philipp Beckmann/Zoë Gilbert
LSE/Bristol
Gauthier Symposium

Thursday, 27 October 11:45-14:45 pm
FORUM FOR EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY DIALOGUES
Anthony Kenny with Alan Montefiore

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Monday, 31 October 1:30 -3:00 pm
Contingency
and Dissent in Science
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Damien Fennell
(Research Officer, Contingency and Dissent, CPNSS)
James Heckman on Randomized Controlled Trials

Monday, 31 October 5:00-6:30 pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Lord Meghnad Desai

London School of Economics
Measures of Development

Monday, 31 October 5:00-7:00pm (Room: H615)
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Sonja Smets
Flanders' Fund for Scientific Research
What is ''Quantum'' About Quantum Systems: Reasoning About Non-Classical Information Flow|

November

Wednesday, 2 November 2:00-4:00 pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Roman Frigg/Stephan Hartmann

Leah McClimans
The Purpose of van Fraassen's Relevance Relation|

Wednesday, 2 November 5:30-7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Richard Bradley

LSE
The Limits of Pareto Unanimity

Saturday 5 November, 10.30am-6.00pm
Paris-LSE Mini-Conference on Philosophy, 
Probability and Physics
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Organized by Guido Bacciagaluppi (IHPST-Paris) and Stephan Hartmann (LSE)

Monday, 7 November 1:30 -3:00 pm
Contingency
and Dissent in Science
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Damien Fennell
(Research Officer, Contingency and Dissent, CPNSS)
James Heckman on Randomized Controlled Trials

Monday, 7 November 5:15-7:00 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116) 
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 
Rachel Cooper 
Lancaster
On the Concept of the Pathological

Tuesday, 8 November 11:00 -1:00 pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
RIG Hughes
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Pierre Duhem and the Laws of Physics

Tuesday, 8 November 12:00 -1:30 pm
Contingency
and Dissent in Science
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Jeremy Howick
(PhD student, LSE)
Critical Evaluation of NICE's Grades of Evidence

Tuesday, 8 November 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Sheila Dow
Economics, Stirling
Open Systems and Plurality

Wednesday, 9 November 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Ivan Moscati 
Bocconi
Models of Common Knowledge

Monday, 14 November 5:00-6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
Ray Streater

King's College London
The Meaning of Entropy Out of Equilibrium

Monday, 14 November 5:00-6:30 pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Doug MacLean

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Must Environmental Ethics Be Anthropocentric?
Venue: Graham Wallas Room

Tuesday, 15 November 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Tony Booth
Institute of Physics and MIEE
Open and Closed Systems in Natural Sciences and Cybernetics

Wednesday, 16 November 2:00-4:00 pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Roman Frigg/Stephan Hartmann

Matteo Morganti
Does Standard Quantum Mechanics Require a New Ontology?|

Wednesday, 16 November 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Sebastiano Bavetta
Palermo
Autonomy, Freedom and Preference for Redistribution

Monday, 21 November 4:00 -5:30 pm
Contingency
and Dissent in Science
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Marilena Di-Bucchianico
(PhD student, CPNSS)
Wartime Radar Projects and Cooperative Research
Monday, 21 November 2005
Venue: Graham Wallas Room

Monday, 21 November 5:00-6:30pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
Dov Gabbay

King's College London and CPNSS
Voting and Logical Revision

Tuesday, 22 November 2:00-4:00pm
POPPER SEMINAR
John Symons
The University of Texas at El Paso
Emergence and Individuation|

Tuesday, 22 November 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Stephen Pratten

King's College London
Closed Systems and the Metaphysics of Abstraction

Wednesday, 23 November 11:45-14:45 pm
FORUM FOR EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY DIALOGUES
D. Z. Phillips with Stephen Mulhall

Claremont Graduate University

Wednesday, 23 November 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Mauro Rossi

LSE
Interpersonal Comparisons of Utility

Thursday, 24 November 4:00 -6:00
Contingency and Dissent in Science 
Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
 
Mieke Boon
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Using Science in Technology: Towards a Philosophy of the Engineering Sciences
Venue: Room A588

Monday, 28 November 5:00-6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
David Lavis

King's College London
Boltzmann and Gibbs: An Attempted Reconciliation

Monday, 28 November 5:00-6:30 pm
THE COLLOQUIUM SERIES PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Richard Bradley

LSE
Deliberation versus Aggregation
Venue: Graham Wallas Room

Tuesday, 29 November 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Victoria Chick
Economics, University College London
Meanings of Openness and Closure

Wednesday, 30 November 2:00-4:00 pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Roman Frigg/Stephan Hartmann
Stan Larski
Akaike and Bayesian Information Criteria|

Wednesday, 30 November 4:00-6:00pm 
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN PHYSICS SEMINAR
Stephan Hartmann

LSE
The Case of High-Temperature Superconductivity

Wednesday, 30 November 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Jason Alexander

LSE
TBA

December

Monday, 5 December 5:15-7:00 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116) 
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 
Richard Bradley 
LSE
The Scope and Limits of Bayesianism

Tuesday, 6 December 2:00-4:00pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Timothy Williamson

Oxford
Generalizing the Lottery Paradox|

Tuesday, 6 December 5:00-6:30 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Alessandro Vercelli 
Economics, Siena
Open/Closed Systems and Complexity in Economic Methodology

Wednesday, 7 December 2:00 - 5:30pm
Contingency and Dissent in Science Workshop
2:00-3:00pm     Richard Horton (Editor, The Lancet) Conditions of Resistance: the New Paternalism of Science

3:10-4:10pm      Leah McClimans (Philosophy, LSE)The Importance of Purpose in Quantitative Quality of Life Research

4:20-5.20pm     Naomi Oreskes (History, University of California, San Diego) Dissent or Denial: Sorting out the Epistemic and the Political in Climate Change

Wednesday, 7 December 5:30 - 7:00 pm
CHOICE GROUP SEMINARS
Claus Beisbart and Luc Bovens
LSE
Degressive Proportionality in a Federal Assembly: An Argument from Cartel Formation

Thursday, 8 December 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Special CPNSS-Law Department Lecture
Brain Leiter
University of Texas at Austin
Philosophy of Law:  The Current State of Play

 

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