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Talks cancelled for the remainder of the semester

Due to COVID-19, MAPS talks are cancelled for the remainder of the term. We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule with the presenters for the Fall term.

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David Papineau: The Nature of Representation

David Papineau (King’s College London & CUNY)4:30-6:30pm Tuesday March 3; CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, New York, NY), room 5307. Title: The Nature of Representation. Abstract: Teleosemantics analyses representation in terms of evolutionary history. A standard objection is that swampman’s lack … Continue reading

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Anthony Aguirre: Entropy in long-lived genuinely closed quantum systems

Anthony Aguirre (UCSC)6:30-8:30pm Tuesday Feb 4; NYU Philosophy Department (5 Washington Place, New York, NY), 3rd floor seminar room. Title: Entropy in long-lived genuinely closed quantum systems Abstract: Physical systems are often considered “closed” or “isolated” as a convenient approximation. … Continue reading

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MAPS Talks – Spring 2020

Anthony Aguirre (UCSC) – “Entropy in long-lived genuinely closed quantum systems”6:30-8:30pm Tuesday Feb 4; NYU Philosophy Department (5 Washington Place), 3rd floor seminar room. David Papineau (King’s College London & CUNY) – “The Nature of Representation”4:30-6:30pm Tuesday March 3; CUNY … Continue reading

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Christopher Weaver: In Praise of Clausius Entropy: Reassessing the Foundations of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics

Christopher Weaver (University of Illinois)4:30-6:30pm Wednesday Nov 13; NYU Philosophy Department (5 Washington Place, New York, NY), room 202. Title: In Praise of Clausius Entropy: Reassessing the Foundations of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics Abstract: I will argue, pace a great many … Continue reading

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Rutgers Conference on the Philosophy of Probability

On October 24-26, 2019, the Rutgers Philosophy Department will be holding a conference on the Philosophy of Probability. All are welcome to attend! ===============================Rutgers Conference on Philosophy of ProbabilityLocation: Rutgers Philosophy Department; 106 Somerset St, 5th floor; New Brunswick, NJOct … Continue reading

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CANCELLATION: Armin Schulz: Equilibrium Modeling in Economics: An Evolutionary Defense

This talk has been cancelled. We are working on rescheduling for a later date. Armin Schulz (University of Kansas)4:30-6:30pm Wednesday Oct 9; NYU Philosophy Department (5 Washington Place, New York, NY), room 202. Title: Equilibrium Modeling in Economics: An Evolutionary … Continue reading

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Jeremy Butterfield: On Reductionism and Functionalism about Space and Time

Jeremy Butterfield (Cambridge)4:30-6:30pm Monday Sept 9; CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, NYC), room 5307. Title: On Reductionism and Functionalism about Space and Time. Abstract: Various programmes and results in the philosophy/foundations of spacetime theories illustrate themes from reductionism and … Continue reading

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Michela Massimi: Exploratory models, laws and modality

Michela Massimi (Edinburgh) 2:30-4:30pm Thursday April 18; CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, NYC), room 5307. Title: Exploratory models, laws and modality. Abstract: I analyse the exploratory function of two main modelling practices: targetless fictional models and hypothetical perspectival models. … Continue reading

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Nina Emery: The Governing Conception of Laws

Nina Emery (Holyoke) 4:30-6:30pm Monday April 8; NYU, 194 Mercer, room 203. Title: The Governing Conception of Laws Abstract: In her paper, “The Non-Governing Conception of Laws,” Helen Beebee argues that it is not a conceptual truth that laws of nature govern … Continue reading

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