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MAPS Schedule: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

For those interested, here is the schedule for the rest of the Fall 2022 semester and Spring 2023 semester. All the talks will happen between 4:30pm and 6:30pm EST unless stated otherwise. Elise Crull (CUNY Grad Center)Tuesday Oct 18 2022Hierarchy … Continue reading

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[Podcast] Barry Loewer on Physics, Counterfactuals, and the Macroworld (Oct 24)

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Upcoming MAPS Talks – Fall 2022

Elise Crull (CUNY) 4:30 – 6:30 EST, Tuesday October 18thPlaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Building of Fordham Lincoln Center113 W 60th St Title: Indefinite Causal Ordering Abstract: TBA

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Free Will: Implications from Physics and Metaphysics (Video Recordings)

The Following links contain the video recordings from the Free Will: Implications from Physics and Metaphysics Workshop: Day 1 (5/11/2022) Talks: 0:00 Ginet’s Principle: Our freedom is the freedom to add to the given past (Peter van Inwagen) 1:30:06 Causation, … Continue reading

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Free Will: Implications from Physics and Metaphysics

(UPDATE May 10th 11:50PM EST: Due to availability constraints, the order of the conferences have changed. You can find the updated schedule below.) There will be a workshop at Rutgers on issues connecting Free Will, Physics and Metaphysics from May … Continue reading

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2022 4th SURe Workshop

This weekend (Thursday April 21 – Saturday the 23rd) Fordham University will be hosting the 4th annual workshop of the Scientific Understanding and Representation series. The program wil feature Michael Strevens (NYU) as a keynote speaker, and also a book symposium … Continue reading

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Upcoming MAPS talks – Spring 2022

Papineau, David (King’s College London)4:30 – 6:30 EST, Wednesday, Mar 9th Title: The Causal Structure of Reality Abstract: The current pandemic has focused attention on the techniques used by epidemiologists and other non-experimental scientists to infer causal hypotheses from correlational data. … Continue reading

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MAPS: Theory Underdetermination and Structural Realism (12/08/2021)

Talk by Kevin Coffey (NYU) Abstact: The threat of theory underdetermination remains an oft-cited challenge to scientific realism. Why think belief in a particular theory is justified if there are (or likely are) alternative theories equally adequate to the empirical data? … Continue reading

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MAPS: Updated Schedule – Fall 2021

Kevin Coffey (NYU)5:30-7:30pm (EST), Wednesday, Dec 8 Title: Theory Underdetermination and Structural Realism Abstact: The threat of theory underdetermination remains an oft-cited challenge to scientific realism. Why think belief in a particular theory is justified if there are (or likely are) alternative … Continue reading

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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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