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Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Eighth Quadrennial Fellows Conference
July 11-13, 2016


Monday, July 11

9:00  Register

9:30  Opening (Room C116)

10:00-12:30  Parallel Session 1


Room A127
Chair: Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Room A233
Chair: Howard Sankey
Room C213
Chair: Dennis Lehmkuhl

Room C337
Chair: Philip Ehrlich


Janet Kourany
A Role for Science in Public Policy? The Obstacles, Illustrated by the Case of Breast Cancer

Gereon Wolters
On Having the Last Word: Epistemological and Normative Considerations

Ori Belkind
On Newtonian Induction

James Weatherall
Some New Work on Equations of Motion


Pierluigi Barrotta
On the Relationships Between Science and Democratic Societies. A Pragmatist Perspective

Giovanni Camardi
Information as a Property

Raphael Scholl
Unwarranted Assumptions: The neglect of the vera causa principle

László E. Szabó
Empirical Definitions of Spatiotemporal Conceptions


Gürol Irzik
Public Trust in Science

Mael Pegny
AFCAL: the Evolution of an Association and the Emergence of Computer Science in France (1957-1967)

Giora Hon
Maxwell’s Methodological Odyssey in Electromagnetism

Gábor Hofer-Szabó
On the Meaning of Einstein's Criterion of Reality

12:30  Lunch

2:00-4:30  Parallel Session 2


Room A127
Chair: Jan Wolenski

Room A233
Chair: Melinda Fagan
Room C213
Chair: Ulrich Majer

Room C337
Chair: Karim Bschir


Dan Nesher
Epistemic Logic: All Knowledge Is Based on Our Experience, and Epistemic Logic Is the Cognitive Representation of Our Experiential Confrontation in Reality

Sara Green
On the Role of Physics in Biology

Myrdene Anderson
Revisiting Peirce’s Notion of “Habit”

Leah Henderson
Bringing Virtues Together


Bryson Brown
Reasoning in a Pluralistic World View

Leonardo Bich
Emergence and Complexity: an epistemological account

Dimitri Ginev
Hermeneutic Realism and Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science

Ioannis Votsis
Materiality Does Not Equal Lack of Generality


Antonio Zilhao
Whither Rationality?

Matthias Unterhuber
Two Types of  Ceteris Paribus/Normalcy Conditions, as Exhibited by Biology and Other Sciences

Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
Pragmatic Realism and Prediction in the Social Sciences: The Role of Complexity

Tadeusz Szubka
Global Expressivism and Scientific Realism

4:30  Break

5:00-6:40  Parallel Session 3


Room A127
Chair: Anjan Chakravartty

Room A233
Chair: Marco Giovanelli
Room C213
Chair: Brian Keeley

Room C337
Chair: Samuel Schindler


David J. Stump
Is there a Metaphysical Element in Science? The View from the Relative A Priori

Joshua Rosaler
Reduction as an A Posteriori Relation

Athanassios Raftopoulos
Reframing Cognitive Penetrability

Melinda B. Fagan
Explanation and Collaboration


Ken Waters
No General Structure

Chris Hill
The A Priori - A Defense

Oron Shagrir
In Defense of a Semantic View of Computation

Lilia Gurova
An Inferential Criterion for Goodness of Explanation

6:40  Adjourn

Tuesday, July 12

9:00 - 11:00  Plenary Session 1

LUX Auditorium, C116

Chair: Malcolm Forster


Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov
Non-conventional Approaches to Validation in Psychiatry: Meta-empirical Considerations


Arto Siitonen
Eino Kaila’s Contribution to Finnish Philosophy


Slobodan Perovic
Epistemic Efficiency in Big Physics Experiments




Erik Curiel
Kinematics, Dynamics and the Structure of Physical Theory

11:00 - 11:10  Break

11:10 - 12:45  Plenary Session 2

LUX Auditorium, C116

Chair: Ken Waters


Wayne C. Myrvold
Context of Communication: What Philosophers Can Contribute


Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Is Milton Friedman Really an Instrumentalist?


Kyle Stanford
Uniformitarianism, the Maddy/Wilson Principle, and a Middle Path Forward in the Scientific Realism Debate


Howard Sankey
A Dilemma for Scientific Realism

12:45-1:30  Break

1:30-9:30  Excursion to Ven Click here for details.

Wednesday, July 13

9:00-10:40  Parallel Session 4


Room A127
Chair: Michael Bradie

Room A233 VBE
Chair: Bengt Molander
Room C213
Chair: Bryson Brown

Room C337
Chair: Chris Hill


Antigone M. Nounou
Model-based Scientific Understanding Without Explanation

Sten Anttila, Johannes Persson, Niklas Vareman and Nils-Eric Sahlin
Quality of Evidence According to GRADE: Interpretations in Conflict

Milos Arsenijevic
Truth and the Open Future: The Solution to Aristotle’s Sea-Battle Challenge with the Principle of Bivalence Retained

Brian L. Keeley
A History of the Philosophical Brain


Fred Kroon
Models, Fictions, and the Problem of the Gap

Johannes Persson, Annika Wallin and Nils-Eric-Sahlin
Science and Proven Experience: a Conceptual Geography

Jan Wolenski
Some Liar-like paradoxes

Carrie Figdor
The Fallacy of the Homuncular Fallacy


10:40-11:00  Break

11:00-1:30  Parallel Session 5


Room A127
Chair: Raphael Scholl

Room A233 VBE
Chair: Johannes Persson
Room C213
Chair: Jim Weatherall

Room C337
Chair: Slobodan Perovic



The Problem of Motion in General Relativity

Bengt Molander
experience: knowing-in-action with a freedom to judge

Anjan Chakravartty
Realist Representations of Particles: Causal vs. Formal

Sherri Roush
The Epistemic Superiority of Experiment to Simulation


Marco Giovanelli
“Physics is a Kind of
Metaphysics": Meyerson's Influence on Einstein's Late Metaphysical Realism

Peter Machamer
Evidence for what? And Systematic Reviews

Malcolm Forster
Causation: Can the Philosophical and Scientific Conceptions Be Unified?

Karim Bschir
Predictions in Science and Predictions in the Philosophy of Science: A Discrepancy


Nikolay Milkov
Theories of Concept Formation: Heinrich Rickert and the Logical Empiricists

Jonathan Berg
What are the Data of Philosophical Thought Experiments?

Carsten Held
Conditions and Causes

Demetris Portides
How Idealization and Abstraction Could be Distinguished


1:30-2:30  Lunch

2:30-4:10  Parallel Session 6


Room A127
Chair: Fred Kroon

Room A233
Chair: Giovanni Camardi
Room C213
Chair: Kyle Standford

Room C337
Chair: Sara Green


Michael Bradie
Models and Metaphors in Cultural Evolution

Cailin O'Connor
Games and Kinds

Dana Tulodziecki
The Zymotic Theory of Disease: Lessons for HPS

James W. McAllister
Effortlessness in Science


Susan Sterrett
The Use of Analogy in the Works of Darwin, Einstein, and Turing

Marc Ereshefsky
Natural Kinds, Mind-Independence, and Defeasibility

Andreas Blank
Sixteenth-Century Pharmacology and the Question of Emergence

Samuel Schindler and Raphael Scholl
Historical Case Studies as Model Organisms


4:10-4:30  Break

4:30-6:10  Parallel Session 7


Room A127
Chair: Maria Galavotti

Room A233
Chair: Wayne Myrvold
Room C213
Chair: Drozdstoj Stoyanov

Room C337
Chair: Leah Henderson


Paul Weirich
Risk as a Consequence

Philip Ehrlich
Are Points (Necessarily) Unextended?


Michael Stuart
Imagination in the Lab


Miklos Redei
Having a Look at What a Bayesian Agent Cannot See (the Bayes Blind Spot) 

Jean-Pierre Marquis
Shifting Grounds: Why Should Philosophers Care About Higher-Dimensional Categories?

Stavroula Tsinorema
Personal Identity and its Discontents: Dementia, Prospective Autonomy and the “Other Self Problem”

Laura Perini
Art at the Heart of Science


6:10  Adjourn




Program Committee:

Peter Machamer (co-chair)
Nils-Eric Sahlin (co-chair)
Trey Boone
Sara Green
John D. Norton
Johannes Persson