Philosophy of science

Bergen Philosophy of Science Workshop

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October The Department of Philosophy will host the 11th edition of the annual Bergen Philosophy of Science Workshop.

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Thursday 19.10

9.45 Coffee & welcome
10 - 11 Cyrille Imbert (Archives Poincaré, CNRS, Université de Lorraine)
The Cognitive and Social Process of Computing Pseudo-Random Numbers for Scientific Applications: Ingredients for a Reliability Crisis
11.10 - 12.10 Elena Popa (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Causality, Evidence, and Local Psychiatric Knowledge: A Case for Pluralism
13.30 - 14.15 Henrik Røed Sherling (Cambridge) & Benjamin Chin-Yee (Cambridge)
Clinical Communication: A Model for Scientific Assertion?
14.20 - 15.05 Andrei Marasoiu (Bucharest)
Representation and design in network models of category deficits
Coffee break
15.30 - 16.15 Benedetta Spigola (Lisbon)
What is it like to be a conservation law? Between laws and principles
16.20 - 17.20 Sam Schindler (Aarhus)
Two types of discovery: Nobel meets Kuhn 

Friday 20.10

9.15 Coffee
9.30 - 10.30 Veli-Pekka Parkkinen (Bergen)
Unique identifiability assumptions in methods and philosophy of causal enquiry
10.40 - 11.40 Rose Trappes (Exeter)
Behaviour as Disposition or Interaction
12 - 12.45 Johannes Nyström (Stockholm)
Predictive success and theoretical stability: on the soundness of the two-variable no-miracles argument
14.00 - 14.45 Lorenzo Casini (Lucca/LMU)
High-level Causation and Causal Inference (w/ A. Moneta)
14.50 - 15.50 Daniel Kostic (Leiden)
Pragmatics for Explainable AI
16.00 - 16.45 Aditya Jha (Cambridge)
On the continuum fallacy: is temperature a continuous function?
16.45 End of conference