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ALL-LONDON HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE MEETINGS Michaelmas Term 2006

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October

Monday 9 October - Tuesday 10 October
Pluralism and Causality

PROGRAMME
For those interested in attending the conference please contact: d.j.fennell@lse.ac.uk  |

Monday, 9th October
10:15 - 10:45

10:45 - 12:00


Coffee, Welcome

Maria Carla Galavotti

Department of Philosophy
University of Bologna
Some Remarks on Causality and Context

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break


13:30 - 14:45


Francis Longworth
Department of Philosophy
University of Ohio, University of Birmingham
Causation as a Polysemous Cluster Concept

15:00 - 16:15

Philip Dawid
Department of Statistical Science
University College London
Probabilistic Causality

16:30 - 17:45

Sandra Mitchell
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
Complex Causality in Biology

Tuesday, 10th October
09:00 - 10:15


Damien Fennell
Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
London School of Economics
Limits of Causes from Structure: Thoughts from Econometrics

10:30 - 11:45

John Norton
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
Causation as Folk Science

11:45 - 13:30

David Papineau
Department of Philosophy
Kings College London
The Insignificance of Manipulation

Venue: Room T206 (Lakatos Building)

Thursday, 19 October 12:30 - 2:00 pm
FORUM FOR EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY
DIALOGUES
Miranda Fricker and Adrian Moore

Wednesday, 25 October 4:00 - 5:30pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE - INVITED SPEAKER
Menno Rol
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Distinguishing Idealization from Abstraction: What it Means for the Policy Relevance of Social Research

Monday, 30 October 5:00-6:30 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116)
THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Otávio Bueno

University of Miami
Microscopic Vision?

November

Thursday 16 November, 2:00-5:00 pm (Vera Anstey Room)
POLICY SEMINAR
Rajiv Prabhakar
CPNSS and
Adele Atkinson
Bristol University
The Child Trust Fund: Evidence From Policy Studies

December

Monday, 4 December 5:00-6:30 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116)
THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Francesco Guala

University of Exeter
Experimental Social Ontology

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