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October 2017

Owen Griffiths (LSE): “Isomorphism invariance and overgeneration”

24 October, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: The isomorphism invariance criterion of logical nature has much to commend it. It can be philosophically motivated by the thought that logic is distinctively general or topic neutral. It is capable of precise set-theoretic formulation. And it delivers a plausible extension of ‘logical constant’ which respects the intuitively clear cases. Despite its attractions, the criterion has recently come under…

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November 2017

Adrian Boutel (LSE): “Can selection save the special sciences?”

14 November, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: David Papineau (2009) has posed a dilemma for the Fodorian picture of causal laws in the special sciences, involving multiply-realised causes and effects. If the causes are genuinely physically diverse, then their production of a common effect is coincidental; but if they share relevant physical features, it is reducible. Papineau acknowledges that selection offers an answer to this puzzle:…

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Graham Oddie (U Colorado Boulder): “Cognitive value, accuracy and the vindication of epistemic norms”

28 November, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: A number of philosophers have argued that certain epistemic norms can be justified by appeal to the fundamental value of truth or accuracy. In his recent monograph (Accuracy and the Laws of Credence, OUP 2016) Richard Pettigrew makes an impressive case for the comprehensive grounding of epistemology in the epistemic utility of accuracy together with standard principles of decision…

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February 2018

Mattia Gallotti (LSE): TBA

6 February 2018, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: TBA Mattia Gallotti is an LSE Fellow in Philosophy.   #PopperSeminar

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Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge): TBA

20 February 2018, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: TBA Anna Alexandrova is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge.   #PopperSeminar

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March 2018

Lina Jansson (Nottingham): TBA

6 March 2018, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: TBA Lina Jansson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.   #PopperSeminar

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Ralf Bader (Oxford): TBA

20 March 2018, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: TBA   #PopperSeminar

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