Workshop in Philosophy of Science: Idealizations, Fictions, and Values

Workshop in Philosophy of Science: Idealizations, Fictions, and Values

 

Friday (05/20): Rockefeller Center Class of 1930 Room

9:00-10:30 Round Table Discussion with Workshop Participants

11:00-12:30 Jordi Cat (Indiana Univ): ‘Scientific Assessment and Recommendation Between Modeling and Policy: Realism, Criticism and Deep Value Holism’

2:00-3:30 Alan Baker (Swarthmore): ‘Mathematics and Explanatory Entanglement’

4-5:30 Alisa Bokulich (BU): ‘Fiction As a Vehicle for Truth: Moving Beyond the Ontic Conception’

 

Saturday (05/21): 209 Thornton Hall

9:00-10:30 Courtney Roby  (Cornell): ‘Fictions in Early Greek Mechanics’

11:00-12:30 David Marshall Miller (Iowa State): ‘Making Observation Evidence: Regressus, Galileo, and the Moon’

2:00-3:30 Tarja Knuuttila (Univ South Carolina): ‘Abstract and Concrete: Artefactual Accounts of Models’

4:00-5:30 Jim Binkoski (Dartmouth): ‘Explanation and Dependence’

 

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Dean of Faculty Office, and held in concert with the 42nd Annual Francis W. Gramlich Memorial Lecture in Philosophy, The Natural and the Moral order: What's to Blame?  by Nancy Cartwright, on Thursday, May 19, at 4pm in 41 Haldeman Hall. For more information contact Professor Christine Thomas, Dartmouth College Department of Philosophy.