IV Madrid Workshop on New Trends in the Philosophy of Science


UNED, Madrid, november 11-13, 2013
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Sala “Angel Sáez Torrecilla”. Senda del Rey, 11. Madrid
(Map; bus 46, stop “Senda del Rey-Obispo Trejo” – from “Sevilla”;
or “Av. Séneca-Senda del Rey” – from “Moncloa”)


Monday, nov 11th

9:15 Registration
9:30 Presentation
9:45 John Norton (University of Pittsburgh) «A Material Dissolution of the Problem of Induction»
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 John Cantwell (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm). “An Inferentialist Analysis of Defeasible Inference”
12:15 Ioannis Votsis (University of Duesseldorf). “An Inferentialist Account of Confirmation”
13:00 Samuel C. Fletcher (University of California Irvine). “Inference, Stability, and Meaning in Scientific Models”
13:45 Lunch
16:00 Julian Reiss (Durham University) Two Approaches to Reasoning from Evidence Or What Econometrics Can Learn from Biomedical Research
17:15 Kareem Khalifa (Middlebury College) and Mark Risjord (Emory University). “Explanation, Expressivism, and Inferentialism.”
18:00 End of session

Tuesday, nov 12th

9:15 Lorenzo Casini and Andreas Holger (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy) «An Inferential Account of Explanatory Counterfactuals»
10:00 Xavier de Donato (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) «An Inferential Account of Cognitive Attitudes and Scientific Practice”
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Marion Vorms (IHPST, Paris) «Theories and their versions: logical equivalence, inferential differences»
13:00 Jaakko Kuorikoski and Samuli Pöyhönen (University of Helsinki). “The epistemic role of virtual experiments – an inferentialist account”
13:45 Lunch
16:00 Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University) TBA
17:15 End of session

Wednesday, nov 13th

9:15 Lilia Gurova (New Bulgarian University). “Entitling explanatory relations”
10:00 Jesús Zamora Bonilla y Javier González de Prado (UNED). “Commitment, entitlement, and scientific inference”
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Mauricio Suárez (Universidad Complutense) «Deflationary Representation, Inference, and Practice»
13:00 Elena Popa (Central European University, Budapest). “Woodward’s Manipulability Theory and Inferentialism about Causality”
13:45 Lunch
16:00 José Zalabardo (University College London) “The Logical Inferentialism of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus”
17:15 End of workshop

Sponsored by the Spanish govt. research Projects
FFI2011-23267 (“Inferentialism as social epistemology”)
and FFI2011-29834-C03-01(«Inference, causality and science»)

For more information: jpzb@fsof.uned.es

Attendance is free, no inscription needed, but please send us an email if you are interested in participating.

Web: http://portal.uned.es/portal/page?_pageid=93,26250912&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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