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All-London History and Philosophy of Science Meetings, summer term 2004

///All-London History and Philosophy of Science Meetings, summer term 2004

All-London History and Philosophy of Science Meetings, summer term 2004

ALL-LONDON HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE MEETINGS

Summer Term 2004 Our regular seminar series are as follows (full details overleaf) Biology, Medicine and Society

[No public events scheduled for this term]

Causality: Metaphysics and Methods [Contact: Julian Reiss on 020 7955 6086, email [email protected]se.ac.uk]

Darwin @ LSE [No public events scheduled for this term]

Democracy, Business and Human Well-Being [Contact: Sebastiano Bavetta on 020 7955 6820, email [email protected]]

Dissent in Science [Contact: Valeria Mosini on 020 7955 6854(term times only), email [email protected]]

Lakatos Award Lecture [Contact: Ruth Molyneux on 020 7955 7901]

Objectivity, Human Values and Social Enquiry [Contact: Eleonora Montuschi on 020 7955 6047, email [email protected]]

The Popper Seminars [Contact: Stephan Hartmann on 020 7955 6323, email [email protected]]

Research Seminars in the Philosophy of Economics and Social Sciences [Contact: Jason Alexander on 020 7955 6496, email [email protected]]

Research Seminars in the Philosophy of Natural Sciences (Physics) [Contact: Roman Frigg on 020 7955 7182, email [email protected]]

Sigma Club [Contact: Michael Redhead on 020 736 6767, email [email protected]]

PhD Student Seminars [Contact: Damien Fennell email [email protected]]

* These are either MSc or research seminars in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method but they are also open to people who are following the subject: please contact the seminar leader. Those attending are expected to read the relevant material. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars and events are held in T206 are open to the public. For updated information online www.lse.ac.uk/cpnss

Monday, 26 April 2:00-4:00 pm SIGMA CLUB PUBLIC LECTURE Margaret Brown Professor of Mathematics Education, King’s College London Chair: Anthony O’Hear CPNSS, LSE Mathematics for the Millions

Tuesday, 27 April 5:00-6:30 pm DISSENT IN SCIENCE Andy Denis City University The Hypostatisation of the Concept of Equilibrium in Neoclassical Economics

Tuesday, 27 April 10:00-12:00 SPECIAL LECTURE (organised by Roman Frigg and Stephan Hartmann) Anjan Chakravartty Toronto Scientific Kinds and the New Essentialism Venue: Graham Wallace Room

Wednesdays, 28 April 11:00-1:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY (PH500) Stephan Hartmann LSE Probabilistic Modelling in Philosophy

Wednesday, 28 April 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH SEMINARS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (PHYSICS, PH 551) Roman Frigg and Stephan Hartmann LSE Information

Thursday, 29 April 5.30-7:30 pm LAKATOS AWARD LECTURE Patrick Suppes Winner of the 2003 award Why are the Concepts of Representation and Invariance Important in Science Venue: Old Theatre

Friday, 30 April 11:00-1:00pm LAKATOS AWARD SPECIALIST LECTURE Patrick Suppes Winner of the 2003 Award Where do Bayesian Priors Come From?

Wednesday, 5 May 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (PH555) Jason Alexander LSE TBA

TUESDAY, 11 May 2:00-4:00 pm POPPER SEMINAR Jonathan Cohen UC San Diego There is No Special Problem About Scientific Representation

Tuesday, 11 May 5:00-6:30 pm DISSENT IN SCIENCE Susan Pashkoff London Competition, Equilibrium and Stability: The Evolution of Concepts in Economic Theory

Wednesdays, 12 May 11:00-1:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY (PH500) Stephan Hartmann LSE Probabilistic Theories of Coherence

Wednesday, 12 May 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH SEMINARS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (PHYSICS, PH 551) Hasok Chang UCL History of the Technologies of Knowledge

Wednesday, 12 May 4:00-6:00 pm SPECIAL LECTURE (organised by Roman Frigg and Stephan Hartmann) Paul Hoyningen-Huene Hanover On the Nature of Science

Wednesday, 19 May 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (PH555) Jason Alexander LSE TBA

Thursday, 20 May 5:30-7:30 pm FORUM FOR EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY : ‘European Styles in History and Philosophy of Science’ Seminar Philippe Fontaine Ludwig M Lachmann Research Fellow (LSE) / Ecole Normale Superieure (Cachan) TBA Monday, 24 May 5:30-7:00 pm POPPER DEBATE Science and Religion – Conflict or Peaceful Coexistence? Peter Atkins Professor of Chemistry University of Oxford Peter Lipton Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge Keith Ward Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity University of Oxford Chair: Michael Redhead Co-Director, CPNSS, LSE Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building Tuesday, 25 May 5:30-6:30 pm DISSENT IN SCIENCE Alan Freeman GLA Economics Co-opting the Classics: (Re)interpretation, Equilibrium and Reality in the Construction of Economic Ideology

Wednesdays, 26 May 11:00-1:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY (PH500) Stephan Hartmann LSE Topics in Bayesian Confirmation Theory Venue: S300

Wednesday, 26 May 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH SEMINARS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (PHYSICS, PH 551) Robert Hopkins Sheffield Pictures andInformation

Thursday, 27 May 5:30-7:30 pm FORUM FOR EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY: ‘European Styles in History and Philosophy of Science’ Seminar Gabriel Ruget Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris Seeing, Interpreting, Communicating. Learning to Be Creative

TUESDAY, 1 June 2:00-4:00 pm POPPER SEMINAR Harvey Brown Oxford The Arrow of Time in Thermodynamics

Wednesday, 2 June 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (PH555) Jason Alexander LSE TBA

Friday, 4 June 10:30 am-12:30 pm & 2:00-5:00 pm FORUM FOR EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY: ‘European Styles in History and Philosophy of Science’ Seminar – One Day Session: ‘Brands of Realism’ Daniel Andler Universite Paris IV & Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris) Methodological Naturalism: Closet Naturalism? Closet Dualism? Anne Fagot-Largeault College de France TBA Bertand Saint Sernin Universite Paris IV & Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques TBA

Monday, 7 June 5:15-7:00 pm (Tea at 4:45 in T116) BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE Helen Billinge LSE Constructive Mathematics and Pragmatism

Wednesday, 9 June 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH SEMINARS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (PHYSICS, PH 551) Roman Frigg and Stephan Hartmann Guest Speaker TBA Information in Biology

Wednesdays, 16 June 11:00-1:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY (PH500) Elliott Sober University of Wisconsin-Madison Probability in the Philosophy of Biology

Wednesday, 16 June 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (PH555) Jason Alexander LSE TBA

Tuesday, June 22 11:00-1:00 pm GLOBAL JUSTICE FOR WOMEN AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE Alison M. Jaggar University of Colorado at Boulder Saving Amina:

Wednesdays, 23 June 11:00-1:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY (PH500) Christian List LSE Probability in Social Choice Theory

Wednesday, 23 June 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH SEMINARS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES (PHYSICS, PH 551) Vladko Vedral Imperial College London Quantum Information

Friday-Saturday, 25-26 June ‘RISK, UNCERTAINTY AND DISSENT’ CONFERENCE Seville, Spain Organisers: CPNSS jointly with GOPA (Group of Policy Advisers, European Commission) and IPTS (Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Seville) Programme Under Construction

TUESDAY, 29 June 2:00-4:00 pm POPPER SEMINAR Branden Fitelson UC Berkeley Ravens, Emeralds, and Bayesianism Revisited

Wednesday, 30 June 2:00-4:00 pm RESEARCH METHODS IN PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (PH555) Jason Alexander LSE TBA

CPNSS Summer Visitors

Gediz Akdeniz is full-time Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. Currently he is the Head of the Department of Physics and the Chairman of the High Energy Physics Division. He was President of the Turkish Physical Society and Balkan Physical Union and an Associate Member of the ICTP Abdus Salam. He teaches in the Department of Philosophy in the Literature Faculty at the University of Istanbul. He also works on the role of science in the Third World and the philosophy of chaos and complexity. He is a regular writer of a weekly Turkish ecologist newspaper. He will be visiting the Centre until the end of April.

Nicholas Baigent is Director of the Institute of Public Economics at Graz University, Austria, and President of the ‘Central European Program for Economic Theory’. His general research interests cover individual and group choice theory, welfare economics and norms. He is currently finishing a survey of topological theories of social choice. He is visiting the Centre till the end of September.

Branden Fitelson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His main research interests involve the foundations of probability and inductive inference (specifically, probabilistic theories of evidential support and inductive logic). He has also done significant research on various applications of automated reasoning to logic, mathematics, and philosophy of science. Branden is now working on several foundational studies in Bayesian confirmation theory (as well as Bayesian epistemology and philosophy of science, generally). He is writing a book (co-authored with Larry Wos) on applications of automated reasoning to mathematics and logic. He will be visiting the Centre for one week at the end of June.

Alison M. Jaggar is Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was a founder member of the Society for Women in Philosophy and is past chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Women. Her areas of interest include contemporary social, moral and political theory, especially from a feminist perspective; some issues in practical ethics; theories of human nature; and philosophy of education. Currently, she is working on a book entitled ‘Sex, Truth And Power: A Feminist Theory Of Moral Justification’. She will be visiting the Centre for a few days in the third week of June.

Chilakamarri (Chari) Rangacharyulu is a Professor of physics at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. His research work has been on topics in nuclear physics, particle physics and more recently on the aspects of quantum entanglement of hadron pairs of interest for Bell-CHSH correlations and Hardy’s impossibilities. His current interests include space-time concepts and meaning of physical reality. He will be visiting the Centre for three months from the beginning of June. Federica Russo is a grant holder at the Centre for Philosophy of Science at the University of Louvain (Belgium), where she is working on a PhD on causal modelling in the social sciences. She has a DEA in Philosophy of Science from the University of Louvain and a Laurea in Philosophy from the University of Padova. She is a member of the editorial board of SWIF -The Italian Web Site for Philosophy. She will be visiting the Centre from the beginning of April till July.

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