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William L. Harper is the 2014 recipient of the Patrick Suppes Prize

American Philosophical Society HELD AT PHILADELPHIA FOR PROMOTING USEFUL KNOWLEDGE William L. Harper is the 2014 recipient of the Patrick Suppes Prize. The American Philosophical Society is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Patrick Suppes Prize in Philosophy of Science is William L. Harper in recognition of his book Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: [...]

2014-03-31T12:14:59+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Rotman News|

Is Motivated Reasoning Bad Reasoning? Part III

Productive Disagreement among Motivated Reasoners By Dan Hicks This is part III of a three-part series. This series will be posted simultaneously on Je Fais, Donc Je Suis, my personal blog, as well as the Rotman Institute Blog. In part I of this series, I discussed motivated reasoning, reasoning in which emotions or values play a significant [...]

2014-03-25T11:09:43+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Science and Society|

Is Motivated Reasoning Bad Reasoning? Part II

Alternatives to Antagonism: Ambiguity and Uncertainty By Dan Hicks This is part II of a three-part series. This series will be posted simultaneously on Je Fais, Donc Je Suis, my personal blog, as well as the Rotman Institute Blog. In the first part of this post, I discussed the work of social psychologist Dan Kahan [...]

2014-03-25T11:03:07+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Science and Society|

Is Motivated Reasoning Bad Reasoning? Part I

The Pervasiveness of Motivated Reasoning By Dan Hicks This is part I of a three-part series. This series will be posted simultaneously on Je Fais, Donc Je Suis, my personal blog, as well as the Rotman Institute Blog. Social and political values predict your views on climate change: if you're an egalitarian-communitarian (think: liberal, on the political [...]

2014-03-25T10:57:47+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Science and Society|

Douglas Kutach: Influencing The Past March 26th

Rotman's Visiting Fellow, Dr. Douglas Kutach will be presenting a talk on March 26th at 1:30-3:00pm in Somerville House room 3355. For his final talk in his three part series, he will be speaking about Influencing The Past. Further information on Douglas Kutach can be found here: http://sagaciousmatter.org/ Abstract In the final installment of this [...]

2016-01-29T12:08:49+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Events, Philosophy of Physics|

The Metaphysics Of Causation, Solved

Join us next Wednesday March 5th at 1:30pm in University College room 287 for a talk by our Visiting Fellow, Douglas Kutach. The Metaphysics Of Causation, Solved In order to illustrate how Empirical Fundamentalism works in practice, I conduct an empirical analysis of causation. The result I present constitutes a comprehensive metaphysics of causation. I [...]

2014-07-25T09:29:50+00:00 February 27th, 2014|Events|

Talking about GMOs at AAAS

This past weekend, I [Rotman Postdoc Dan Hicks] attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS] in Chicago. I presented a poster discussing my current work, on the controversy over genetically modified foods, and was interviewed with a writer at ScienceNOW, the news blog at Science/AAAS. Check out the [...]

2014-03-18T15:06:10+00:00 February 17th, 2014|Events, Food Ethics|