Video Posting — Catherine Stinson: The Body in ‘Mental Illness’

The theme of this year's library lecture series was The Brain Boom: How Neuroscience is Changing How We Understand Ourselves. Co-sponsored by the London Public Library and the Department of Philosophy at Western University, a series of four public lectures addressing the theme were given at the Landon Branch public library. The inaugural lecture, given [...]

2016-11-29T11:22:12+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Brain Boom, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience|

Day 2 Videos from ACMES 2 added to YouTube Playlist

ACMES 2, Computationally Assisted Mathematical Discovery and Experimental Mathematics, was a four day conference held on May 12 - 15, 2016 at Western University. Computational Discovery, also called Experimental Mathematics, is the use of symbolic and numerical computation to discover patterns, to identify particular numbers and sequences, and to gather evidence in support of specific [...]

2016-09-28T14:36:42+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Events|

ACMES 2 Video Playlist Created on the Rotman Institute YouTube Channel

ACMES 2, Computationally Assisted Mathematical Discovery and Experimental Mathematics, was a four day conference held on May 12 - 15, 2016 at Western University. Computational Discovery, also called Experimental Mathematics, is the use of symbolic and numerical computation to discover patterns, to identify particular numbers and sequences, and to gather evidence in support of specific [...]

2016-09-26T12:03:24+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Events|

Video Posting — Andrew Light: What Happened in Paris? How Differentiation Evolved to Create a Global Climate Agreement.

Last Friday, Andrew Light delivered the 2016 Rotman Lecture, titled, What Happened in Paris? How Differentiation Evolved to Create a Global Climate Agreement. Dr. Light is a professor at George Mason University, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute, and a former Senior Climate Change Adviser [...]

2016-09-20T10:07:10+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Climate Change, Events, Science and Society|

Andrew Light and the Paris Agreement

By Justin Donhauser (Rotman Institute of Philosophy) At a conference of environmental ethicists some years ago, I somewhat nervously introduced myself to J. Baird Callicott—a central figure in environmental ethics and hero to many working in environmental philosophy and science. After some discussion about his work, and mine, and the future of environmental philosophy, Callicott [...]

2016-09-01T13:38:54+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Climate Change, Events|

Artwork inspired by 2016 Philosophy of Physics Conference, ITIQM

Kaća Bradonjić, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Hampshire College, describes herself as a theoretical physicist who "walk[s] the Möbius strip of science and art". She was recently featured on the Daily Nous for artwork she has created titled, Projections -- a series of drawings, sketches and paintings inspired by research talks she [...]

2016-07-21T11:55:26+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Physics, Quantum Mechanics|

Interview with Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta

Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta is an Assistant Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work examines the relationship between neuroscience and the philosophy of mind and perception. In recent years, her main project has been developing a theory of color that acknowledges the complexities of visual function revealed by [...]

2016-07-19T15:08:10+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science|

ITIQM video playlist is complete

Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, the 20th annual UWO philosophy of physics conference, was held on June 11-12, 2016 at Western University. The workshop was inspired by Jeffrey Bub’s recently published book Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates (Oxford University Press). The workshop brought together diverse views on issues raised by and related to Professor Bub’s [...]

2016-07-19T15:10:10+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Physics|

Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics Video Playlist Created on the Rotman YouTube Channel

Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics, the 20th annual UWO philosophy of physics conference, was held on June 11-12, 2016 at Western University. The workshop was inspired by Jeffrey Bub’s recently published book Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates (Oxford University Press). The workshop brought together diverse views on issues raised by and related to Professor Bub’s [...]

2016-07-19T15:11:56+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Physics|

Upcoming Rotman talk: Stathis Psillos on Laws of Nature

On Friday, June 10th, immediately following the LMP conference, the Rotman Institue is pleased to announce a special colloquium talk: "Laws of Nature: Revisiting the 17th Century Debate" Stathis Psillos Friday, June 10th, 3:30-5:00pm StvH 1145 In this talk I will review the transition from powers to laws in the seventeenth century. I will argue [...]

2016-07-19T15:15:08+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Science|