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Upcoming MAPS talks – Fall 2021

Michael Townsen Hicks (University of Birmingham)4:30 – 6:30 EST, Wednesday, Nov 17th Title: A Practitioner’s Guide to Pragmatic Humeanism Abstract: All Humeans hold, roughly, that laws are informative summaries of nonlawful matters of fact. Pragmatic Humeans go further: for them, what … Continue reading

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MAPS: Governing Without A Fundamental Direction of Time: Minimal Primitivism about Laws of Nature (10/06/2021)

Talk by Eddy Keming Chen (UCSD) and Sheldon Goldstein (Rutgers) Abstract: The Great Divide in metaphysical debates about laws of nature is between Humeans who think that laws merely describe the distribution of matter and non-Humeans who think that laws … Continue reading

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Upcoming MAPS talks – Fall 2021

Eddy Keming Chen (UCSD) and Sheldon Goldstein (Rutgers)5:00-7:00pm (EST), Wednesday, October 6 Title: Governing Without A Fundamental Direction of Time: Minimal Primitivism about Laws of Nature Abstract: The Great Divide in metaphysical debates about laws of nature is between Humeans who think … Continue reading

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Upcoming MAPS talks – Spring 2021

Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech)4:30-6:30pm (ET), Wednesday, March 10 Title: Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How it (Still) Gets You Beyond the Statistics Wars Abstract: High-profile failures of replication in the social and biological sciences underwrites a minimal requirement of evidence: If little or … Continue reading

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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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