Perspectival Modelling: Pluralism & Integration

2 – 3 Jul 2016, 09:30, Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
The goal of this first international conference is to explore methodological problems and prospects of perspectival modelling across the sciences. What challenges does the integration of data coming from incompatible models pose? And what are the prospects of a pluralistic approach to perspectival modelling?


Keynote speakers:

Programme for Saturday 2nd July:

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09.30–10.45 Anjan Chakravartty
Perspectivism in Science: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
10.50–12.05 Margaret Morrison
Models and Methodology: More Problems for Perspectival Realism
Coffee Break
12.10–13.25 David Danks
Cognitive and formal bases of perspectival models
13.30–14.30 Lunch
14.30–15.45 Anya Plutynski
Cancer Modelling and the Advantages and Limitations of Multiple Perspectives
Coffee Break
15.50–17.05 Mary Morgan
Measuring Instruments for Multiple Perspectives
17.10–18.25 Ken Waters
Two Senses of Integration

Programme for Sunday 3rd July:

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Invited Talks
9.30–10.45 Friedrich Steinle
Concept dynamics and the realism question
Coffee Break
11.15-12.30 Theodore Arabatzis
Perspectival realism about what? Tracking the electron across shifting theoretical perspectives
12.30–14.30 Lunch
Contributed papers for the session on Perspectivism across the Sciences.
Methodological Challenges and Prospects
14.30–15.10 Arianna Borrelli
The emergence of “particle resonances”:
concept formation and the materiality of theory
15.10–15.50 Casey McCoy
Epistemic Justification and Luck in Inflationary Cosmology
15.50–16.30 Wayne Myrvold
What Happened to Phlogiston? Reconsidering the Chemical “Revolution”
Coffee break
16.50–17.30 Johanna Wolff
Why did additivity cease to be the central element in the foundations of measurement?
17.30–18.10 Melinda Fagan
The operon model and scientific explanation
18.30 Buffet Dinner reception at the Informatics Forum open to speakers and Attendees
Image: Giorgio de Chirico ‘The Profit’