Rotman Institute Member Sessions at Congress 2018

2018-06-01T13:31:06+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

This year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences was held at the University of Regina. Separate sessions for the Canadian Philosophical Association and the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics will be held at the beginning of June at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Rotman Institute members took part in numerous sessions held in Regina, and will also be participating in upcoming sessions in Montréal. Review the list below to learn about some of the exciting philosophical work being done by our members at Congress 2018.


Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS), May 26 – 28

Klodian Coko – The Method of Hypothesis in the 19th century: Whewell, Herschel, Jevons, and Peirce on the Consilience Criterion

Thomas De Saegher – Dynamical Variables and the Structure of Realist Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

Erlantz Etxeberria Altuna – Accounting for the Directionality of Mathematical Explanations

Yousuf Hasan – On the Application of Carnap’s Internal/External Distinction to the Realism/Anti-Realism Controversy

Matthew Howery – Scientific Realism and Internal vs External Degrees of Truth

John Lehmann – F.P. Ramsey as Proto-Model Theorist

Jamie Shaw – The Methodological Basis of Peer Review

Valérie Therrien – Le Débat sur l’Axiome du Choix: Zermelo et Sierpiński conte les Semi-Intuitionnistes Français

Adam Woodcox – A Cheap Nature? Aristotle on the Many Functions of the Heart

 

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM), June 4 – 6

Yousuf Hasan – Applying Carnap’s Internal/External Distinction to Mathematics

Valérie Therrien – The Axiom of Choice and the Road Paved by Sierpiński

 

Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), June 4 – 7

Andrew Botterell & Mianna Lotz (Macquarie) – Adoption, Intimacy, and Obligation

Michael Cuffaro and Molly Kao (UdeM) – Employing Agent-Based Computer Simulations in Developing Theories of Distributive Justice

Justin Donhauser, Gillian Barker & Eric Desjardins – Potential Hidden Dangers of Biomimicking Robots

Yousuf Hasan – On the Application of Carnap’s Internal/External Distinction to the Realism/Anti-Realism Controversy

Michael Korngut – What is the Value of Health (τὸ ὑγιαίνειν) in Plato?

Chang Liu – Slurs as Illocutionary Force Indicators

Jamie Shaw – Duhem on Good Sense and Theory Pursuit

Heather Stewart – Comments on Critchley (Colloquium Feminist Philosophy: Ethics and health care)

Heather Stewart – Comments on Norys (Colloquium Applied Ethics : Ethics and Health Care)

Valérie Lynn Therrien – Le Débat sur l’Axiome du Choix: Zermelo et Sierpiński conte les Semi-Intuitionnistes Français (full paper session)

John Thorp – Comments on Zheng

John Thorp – Epicurean Theology and the Atomic Storm

Chris Viger & Robert Foley (Carleton) – The role of semantic hubs in perception and action: a novel solution to the interface problem


Photos above (courtesy of Klodian Coko & Yousuf Hasan): First Nations University, where the CSHPS talks were held; an artificial waterfall at Regina’s Wascana Lake; Wascana Lake and the Saskatchewan Legislative Building; attendees at CSHPS including Erlantz Etxeberria, Yousuf Hasan, Matthew Howery, Klodian Coko, Adam Woodcox, Jamie Shaw, and John Lehmann.

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