Sunday 3rd July

Venue: Informatics Forum

Invited Talks

9.30 – 10.45 Friedrich Steinle – Concept dynamics and the realism question

Coffee break 10.45 – 11.15

11.15 – 12.30 Theodore Arabatzis – Perspectival realism about what? Tracking the electron across shifting theoretical perspectives

Lunch (12.30 – 14.30pm)

Contributed papers for the session on Perspectivism across the Sciences. Methodological Challenges and Prospects

14.30 – 15.10 Arianna Borrelli – The emergence of “particle resonances”:
 concept formation and the materiality of theory

15.10 – 15.50 Casey McCoy – Epistemic Justification and Luck in Inflationary Cosmology

15.50 – 16.30 Wayne Myrvold – What Happened to Phlogiston? Reconsidering the Chemical “Revolution”

Coffee break 16.30 – 16.50

16.50 – 17.30 Johanna Wolff – Why did additivity cease to be the central element in the foundations of measurement?

17.30 – 18.10 Melinda Fagan – The operon model and scientific explanation

18:30 Buffet Dinner reception at the Informatics Forum open to speakers and attendees

 

Monday 4th July

Venue: LT1A, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place

10.00 – 10.40 Donald Gillies – Causality in Medicine and the Streptomycin Case

10.40 – 11.20 Marco Giovanelli – The Reichenbach-Einstein Debate on the Geometrization of the Electromagnetic Field

Coffee break 11.20 – 11.40

11.40 – 12.20 Kate Dorsch – Seeing is Believing: A Historical Perspective on the Ontological Status of UFOs

12.20 – 13.00 Massimiliano Badino – Stability and Scientific Realism: Perturbation Theory Coming of Age

Lunch (13.00 – 14.00)

14.00 – 14.40 Jeroen van Dongen and Sebastian de Haro – Can we understand the black hole information paradox by studying its history?

14.40 – 15.20 Stefan Guttinger – Far Western blot: a step too far?

15.20 – 16.00 Joe Dewhurst – Cybernetics, Computationalism, and Enactivism: Lessons from a Forgotten Past

Coffee break 16.00 – 16.20

16.20 – 17.00 Sabina Leonelli and Rachel Ankeny – Repertoires: A Post-Kuhnian Perspective on Collaborative Research

17.00 – 17.40 Kate MacCord – The Enamel Knot: At the Intersection of Historicity and Epistemology

17.50 – 19. 05 Plenary Lecture: Hasok Chang – Pragmatism, Humanism and Integrated HPS

 

Tuesday 5th July

Venue: LT1A, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place

10.00 – 10.40 Catherine Herfeld –  Imagination Rather Than Observation in Econometrics: Ragnar Frisch’s Hypothetical Experiments

10.40 – 11.20 Teru Miyake – The Structure and Growth of Evidence about the Earth’s Deep Interior

Coffee break 11.20 – 11.40

11.40 – 12.20 Alan Love – Physics, genetics, and investigative reasoning in developmental biology

12.20 – 13.00 Lina Jansson – Newton’s Methodology Meets Humean Supervenience about Laws of Nature

Lunch (13.00 – 14.40)

14.40 – 15.20 Robin Hendry – Structure in Chemistry: A Case Study of Cumulativity and Retention

15.20 – 16.00 Raphael Scholl – Spot the difference: Causal contrasts in scientific diagrams

Coffee break 16.00 – 16.20

16.20 – 17.00 Dana Tulodziecki – The Zymotic Theory of Disease: Lessons for &HPS

17.00 – 17.40 Holly Vandewall – In Praise of Erroneous Models

17.45 – 19.00 Nature of Knowledge Lecture: Miriam Solomon – The Historical Epistemology of Evidence-Based Medicine

 

Abstracts of contributed talks can be found here.

 

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