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All-London history and philosophy of science: Meetings Summer Term 2006

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April

Monday, 24th April 5:00-7:00 pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
FOCUS: EVIDENCE
Hasok Chang
and Grant Fisher
UCL
What the Ravens Really Teach Us: The Intrinsic Contextuality of Evidence|

Tuesday, 25 April 3:00-5:00 pm
OCCASIONAL CPNSS SEMINAR
Thomas Mayer

Writer on the Methodology of Economics
What can we Infer From a Failure to Refute?

Tuesday, 25 April 5:00-6:30 pm
HISTORY OF POSTWAR SOCIAL SCIENCE
Ron Johnston
Bristol University
Sixty Years of Change in Human Geography

May

Tuesday, 2 May 2:00-4:00 pm
LAKATOS AWARD SEMINAR
Jim Woodward
California Institute of Technology
Some Issues in the Empirical Psychology of Causal Judgment

Tuesday, 2 May 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Shaun Hargreaves-Heap
University of East Anglia
The Diffusion of Ideas in Economics

Wednesday, 3 May 4:00 - 6:00 pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE - DISSENT IN SCIENCE JOINT SEMINAR

Stephen Pratten
King's College London
Ontological Theorising and Economic Analysis

Thursday, 4 May 5:30pm - 6:45pm
LAKATOS AWARD LECTURE
James Woodward

California Institute of Technology
Sensitive and Insensitive Causation
Venue: The Old Theatre

Friday, 5 - Saturday, 6 May 10:00 - 5:00 pm
SECOND GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Keynote Speaker: Dan Sperber 
CNRS, Paris
For those interested in attending the conference please contact: phil_confs_2005@lse.ac.uk|

Programme

Friday, 5th May
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00


Registration
Nathalie Trussart 

Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Dewey's Bet for Political Experimentaion

11:00 - 12:00

Jessica Ludescher
University of California, Riverside
Corporate Social Responsibility as Investor Social Responsibility

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:30

Chris Rolliston 
Cardiff, UK
Verstehenden Sociology, Causality, and the Idea of Presuppositional Analysis

2:30 - 3:30

Frederik Willemarck
Philip Pettit on Functional Explanations in the Social Sciences

Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:45

John Michael 
Universität Tübingen, Germany
Simulation Theory and Intentionality: Naturalism from the First-Person Perspective

Saturday, 6th May 
10:00 - 11:10


Amit Pundik 
Oxford, UK
The Causal Relata in the Legal Context

11:00 - 12:00

Catherine Herfeld
How to Cope with New Problems of Collective Action?

Coffee Break

12:15 - 1:30

Keynote speaker: Dan Sperber 
CNRS, Paris
Ontological Reduction Without Theoretical Reduction

Monday, 8 May 5:00-7:00 pm
BIOLOGY MEDICINE AND SOCIETY
Steven E Rhoads

University of Virginia
Taking Sex Differences Seriously

Monday, 8 May 5:00- 6:30 pm
SIGMA CLUB
John Lucas
Informal Logic
Venue: H216

Tuesday, 9 May 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Miranda Fricker
Birkbeck
The Virtue of Testimonial Justice in the State of Nature

Thursday, 11 May 6:00-7:30 pm
Sigma Club Special Public Lecture

Pierre Cartier
Sir Roger Penrose (Chair)

Exotic Symmetries of Space and Time
Venue: The Old Theatre

Tuesday, 16 May 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Luigino Bruni
University of Milan-Bicocca
Happiness and Relational Goods: Theory and Evidence

Monday, 22 May 5:00-7:00 pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
FOCUS: EVIDENCE

Rajiv Prabhakar
CPNSS
Asset-Based Welfare: Evidence From Focus Groups|

Tuesday, 23 May 3:00 - 5:00 pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE

Methods for the Evaluation of Policy Interventions Seminar
Tiago Mata

LSE, University College London
Self-Defining Dissent: the Case of Radical Economics in America, 1968-1975|

Tuesday, 23 May 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Margaret Morrison
University of Toronto
From Dissent to Consensus: The Case of the Spinning Electron

Friday, 26 May 2:00-4:00 pm
CONTINGENCY AND DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Tony Atkinson

Nuffield College, Oxford
Have Economists Lost One Hand? Reflections on Dissent in Economics

Tuesday, 30 May 5:00-6:30 pm
HISTORY OF POSTWAR SOCIAL SCIENCE
Michael Kenny

University of Sheffield
The History of Political Science in Britain: Issues and Turning Points

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

Michigan State University
Non Linearity and Long Memory and Financial Economic Time Series
Venue: Room A319

June

Thursday, 1 June 2:00 - 5:00pm
WELL-ORDERED SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROJECT SEMINAR
Julian Reiss
Complutense University de Madrid & LSE
Neglected Diseases and Well-Ordered Science
Mike Trace
Chair of the International Drug Policy Consortium 
TBA

Monday, 5 June 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
CPNSS research Seminar
Paul Humphreys 
University of Virginia
Diachronic and Synchronic Emergence|

Monday, 5 June 4:00pm- 7:00 pm
The British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Annual General Meeting
Steven French
University of Leeds
The Presidential Address

Tuesday, 6 June 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Nick Huggett

University of Illinois
Relations and Regularities in Spacetime

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 5:00-6:30 pm
HISTORY OF POSTWAR SOCIAL SCIENCE
Mitchell G. Ash

University of Vienna, Austria
Psychology Since 1945: Institutional and International Fragmentation, Cognitive Differentiation, Reflexivit|

Wednesday, 7 June 11:00am - 1:00pm
WELL-ORDERED SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH PROJECT SEMINAR
Oliver Gillie
Health Research Forum
The Vitamin D Story - Major Health Benefits Neglected by Government Policy

Wednesday, 7 June 5:00pm - 6:30
SIGMA CLUB
Nick Huggett

University of Illinois
The Identity of Indiscernibles for Quantum Particles of Any Symmetry

Monday, 12 June 5:00-7:00pm
CPNSS RESEARCH SEMINAR
FOCUS: EVIDENCE

Friedel Weinert
Bradford University
Inferential Practices in the History of Science: Copernicus, Darwin and Freud|

Tuesday, 13 June 5:30-7:00 pm
DISSENT IN SCIENCE
Bruce Weber

California State University at Fullerton
Fact, Phenomena, and Theory in the Darwinian Research

Monday, 19 June 6:00-7:30pm
CPNSS Annual Public Lecture

Lee Smolin
Jeremy Butterfield (Chair)
Science and Democracy: The Essential Partnership|
Venue: The Old Theatre

Monday-Tuesday, 19-20 June
Contingency and Dissent in Science Workshop
Provisional Evidence and Dissent in Science Workshop Programme
Venue: T206, Lakatos Building, London School of Economics.

Monday, June 19th 

9:00 - 10:00  Registration and Coffee

10.00 - 10:10 

Welcome 

10.15 - 11.30

Defining a Role for Evidence 'From Above'
Jeremy Howick
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics
  Break
12.15 - 13.30 Does Dissent in Science Differ From Dissent in Religion?
Steve Fuller
Department of Sociology
University of Warwick
12.15 - 13.30 Does Dissent in Science Differ From Dissent in Religion?
Steve Fuller
Department of Sociology
University of Warwick

 

Lunch

14.30 - 15.45

Testimony, Dissent and the Growth of Knowledge
Peter Lipton
History and Philosophy of Science Department
University of Cambridge

 

Coffee
16.15 - 17.30 On the Grammar of Pure Scientific Dissent
Aristides Baltas
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Tuesday, June 20th 

 

Coffee
9.30 - 10.45

Values, Uncertainty, and Dissent: A Rational Basis for Scientific Disagreement
Heather Douglas
Philosophy Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A.

10.50 - 12.05

Evidence and Policy Evaluation - Some Lessons from Econometrics
Damien Fennell
Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
London School of Economics

12.05 

Closing Remarks

Tuesday 20th June 6:00 - 7:30
Joint Choice Group and Philosophy and Public Policy Seminar
Mathias Risse
Harvard
Fairness in Trade|

Wednesday, 21 June 4:00-6:00 pm
CPNSS AND UCL JOINT SEMINAR
Kevin Korb
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Evaluating Causal Discovery Algorithms|

Friday, 23 - Saturday, 24 June 10:00 - 5:00 pm
SECOND GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCE
Keynote Speaker: Ian Hacking 
College de France

Programme

Friday, 23rd June
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00


Registration
Favio Cala 
University of Alabama, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Relational Space-time Ontology

11:00 - 12:00

Angelo Cei 
University of Leeds
Structural Distinctions: Entities, Structures and Changes in Science

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:30

Sophia Efstathiou 
UCSD
Translating 'Race' into a Biomedically Meaningful Variable

2:30 - 3:30

Kirstin Borgerson 
University of Toronto
Diversity, Evidence and Medicine: Finding a Balance

Coffee Break

3:45 - 5:00

Keynote speaker: Ian Hacking
College de France
The Creation of Phenomena

Saturday, 24th June 
10:00 - 11:10


Peter Vickers 
University of Leeds
Three Model-Theoretic Responses to an Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics

11:00 - 12:00

Michael McEwan
University of Calgary
The Semantic View of Theories: Models and Misconceptions

Coffee Break

12:15 - 1:15

Gorm Nissen 
University of Copenhagen
Selection, Selfishness and Semantics: On Neologisms and Clear Thinking in Evolutionary Theory

Tuesday, 27 June 2:00-4:00 pm
POPPER SEMINAR
Jürgen Mittelstrass

Konstanz
Newton's Concept of Hypothesis and the Origins of Empiricism in Science

Tuesday, 27 June 9:30am - 6:15pm
World Poverty and the Duty of Assistance Conference
Conference organisers:
Catherine Audard (LSE)
Nick Bunin (Oxford)
Alex Voorhoeve (LSE)
TBA
Venue: The Old Theatre

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