PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

Wednesday, 2 November 2016
4:00pm-8:00pm
The Overlook (6th Floor)Chastain A (6th Floor)

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Hotel Information:

Thursday, 3 November 2016
8:00am-7:00pm
(Savannah D (9th Floor))
8:00am-6:00pm
(Savannah E (9th Floor))
8:00am-5:00pm
(The Overlook (6th Floor))

How to Register:

  • If you have already registered, come to the registration desk to pick up your materials.

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Hotel Information:

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8:30am-7:30pm
(Chastain 1 (6th Floor))
9:00am-10:30am
Session 1
Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)Piedmont 5 (12th Floor)Piedmont 6 (12th Floor) Piedmont 7 (12th Floor) Piedmont 8 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Colin McLartyWeyl, Identity, IndiscernibilityOtavio Bueno, University of MiamiHilbert’s Geometry And Mathematical TruthEileen Nutting, University of KansasKlein’s Erlangen Program And Physical Geometry In The Early Twentieth CenturySahotra Sarkar, University of Texas at Austin Session Chair: Adrian CurrieAmbiguities In Paleontological MetaphysicsLeonard Finkelman, Linfield CollegeIncreasing Complexity In Explanations Of Macroevolutionary StasisDerek Turner, Connecticut CollegePaleontological Science And ValuesJoyce C Havstad, Oakland University Session Chair: Hasok ChangInaccessibility And The Growth Of Knowledge About The Earth's Deep InteriorTeru MiyakeSeeing Is Believing: A Historical Perspective On The Ontological Status Of UfosKate Dorsch, University of PennsylvaniaPerspectival Realism About What? Tracking The Electron Across Shifting Theoretical PerspectivesTheodore Arabatzis, National and Kapodistrian University of AthensCommentsJutta Schickore, Indiana University Session Chair: Alison WylieThe Dam Project: Who Are The Experts?Eleonora Montuschi, University of Venice Ca' Foscari; Pierluigi Barrotta, University of PisaProspects For A Theory Of Evidence For Non-quantitative MethodsJaakko Kuorikoski, University of HelsinkiValues In Qualitative Data CollectionJulie Zahle, University of Copenhagen Session Chair: Leah McClimansHow Much Mortality Does Obesity Cause? Measuring Causality In PopulationsAlex Broadbent, University of Johannesburg; Olaf Dammann, Tufts University School of MedicineHeritabilityZinhle Mncube, University of JohannesburgHow Evidence Based Medicine Brings The Connection Between Evidence And Measurement Into FocusBenjamin Smart, University of JohannesburgClinical Outcome Assessments And Epistemic RiskLeah McClimans, University of South Carolina History And Philosophy Of Science And Science Education: A Symbiotic RelationshipZoubeida R. Dagher, University of DelawareThe Value Of History And Philosophy Of Science For Science Teacher EducationMichael Clough, Iowa State UniversityNewton, Diagrammatic Reasoning, And InquiryPierre Boulos, University of Windsor Session Chair: Ashley ShewPtsd, Imaging, And PhenomenologyMaryCatherine McDonald, Old Dominion UniversityThe Construction Of CleanlinessGeorge Michael Glawson, University of South CarolinaA Feminist Standpoint Critique Of Anti-homeless DesignRobert Rosenberger, Georgia TechThe New Quantification Of NormalsAshley Shew, Virginia Tech Session Chair: Caterina MarchionniEconomic Models And The Nature Of InstitutionsBrian Epstein, Tufts UniversityReactivity: What Kind Of Confound?Maria Jimenez-Buedo, UnedThe Nature Of PreferencesErik Angner, Stockholm University
10:30am-10:45am
(12th Floor)
10:45am-12:15pm
Session 2
Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)Piedmont 5 (12th Floor)Piedmont 6 (12th Floor) Piedmont 7 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Christopher HitchcockThe Selection Of Path-specific EffectsChristopher Hitchcock, California Institute of TechnologyExplaining The Impact Of Normality On Causal Intuitions: The Role Of Sampling PropensitiesThomas Icard, Stanford University; Jonathan Kominsky, Yale University; Joshua Knobe, Yale UniversityThe Moral Dimension Of Implicit Verb CausalityLaura Niemi, Harvard University; Joshua Hartshorne, Boston University; Tobias Gerstenberg, MIT; Liane Young, Boston UniversityWhat Causal Illusions Might Tell Us About The Perception Of CausationPhillip Wolff, Emory University; Robert Thorstad Session Chair: Eric Scerri / Olimpia LombardiA Tale Of Seven Scientists And A New Philosophy Of ScienceEric Scerri, UCLADiagnostics And The 'deconstruction' Of ModelsGrant Fisher, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyLessons From The Baconian Sciences: The Case Of Preparative ChemistryWilliam Goodwin, University of South FloridaWhat Does Quantum Chemistry Tell Us About The Relationship Between Theories And Models?Juan Camilo Martínez, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET); Hernán Accorinti, Universidad de Buenos AiresFrom Quantum Physics To Quantum Chemistry: Study Of A Transformation And Its Consequences Against Intertheoretic ReductionJean-Pierre Llored, Laboratory SPHERE, University Paris 7, France / Linacre College, Oxford, UK Session Chair: Lorenzo CasiniHumean Laws, Grounding And Scientific Explanation: The Disambiguation StrategyPablo Carnino, University of Geneva (Visiting at Princeton University at the time of the event)Non-causal Determination In Science: Compositional Realization Or Ground?Kenneth Aizawa, Rutgers University, NewarkWhy Grounding Does Not Back Scientific ExplanationCarl Gillett, Northern Illinois UniversityStill No Work For A Theory Of GroundingStuart Glennan, Butler University Session Chair: M.A. HunterFeminist Values In Service Of The HolobiontTamar Schneider Zipory, The University of California, Davis.Biological Individuals, Communities, And Populations: How The Concept Of Persons And Personhood Can Inform The DiscourseDenise Hossom, University of California, DavisGerm-line Or Somatic Mutations? The Pitfalls And Concerns For Deleting And Replacing The Concept Of "race" In Human Genetics.M.A. Hunter, The University of California, Davis/The London School of Economics and Political Science Session Chair: Alan RichardsonTheorizing Science And Pedagogy In The Pre-professional EraAndrew Jewett, Harvard UniversityConnecting Inquiry And Values In Science Education: An Approach Based On John Dewey's PerspectiveEun Ah Lee, The University of Texas at Dallas; Matthew J. Brown, The University of Texas at DallasDemarcation, Law, And The Schools: The Science/non-science Boundary Since The Dover TrialAdam Shapiro, Independent Scholar Session Chair: Sean VallesMicro-integration As A Form Of Engaged Philosophy WorkStephen Crowley, Boise State University; Chad Gonnerman, University of Southern Indiana; Michael O'Rourke, Michigan State University; Brian Robinson, Texas A&M University - KingsvilleRethinking Public Health Ethics EcologicallyJonathan Beever, The University of Central Florida; Nicolae Morar, The University of OregonThe Narrowing Expert-layperson Gap In Public Health’s New “population Health Framework"Sean Valles, Michigan State University Session Chair: Rachel AnkenyMeasuring Inequality: The Role Of Values And Inductive RiskRobin Andreasen, University of Delaware; Heather Doty, University of DelawareInductive Risk And The Role Of Values In Clinical TrialsRobyn Bluhm, Michigan State UniversityThe Geography Of Epistemic RiskJustin Biddle, Georgia Institute of Technology; Rebecca Kukla, Georgetown University
11:45am-1:15pm
(Ansley 1 (14th floor))Session Chair: Rebekah Pulsifer

The session is part of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Program.

"Creating Schizophrenia: On The Looping Effects of Human Kinds"
Andrew Gaedtke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Pathologizing the Average"
Rebekah Pulsifer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Creatively Destructive: Autism, Neuroscience, and the Plasticity of Narrative"
Ajitpaul Mangat (University at Buffalo)

12:15pm-1:30pm
1:30pm-3:30pm
Session 3
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)Ansley 8 (14th floor)
Session Chair: Beckett SternerProblems And Questions In Scientific PracticeSteve Elliott, Arizona State UniversityA Pursuitworthiness Account Of Analogies In ScienceRune Nyrup, Durham UniversityThe Method Of Historical Case Studies: A Phylogenetic ApproachSamuel Schindler, Aarhus University; Raphael Scholl, University of CambridgeHow The Diachronic Theoretical Virtues Make An Epistemic DifferenceMichael Keas, The College at Southwestern Session Chair: Derek SkillingsDissolving The Missing Heritability ProblemPierrick Bourrat, The University of Sydney; Qiaoying Lu, Sun Yat-sen UniversityOn Mechanistic Reasoning In Unexpected Places: The Case Of Population GeneticsLucas Matthews, University of VirginiaThe Imitation Game: What Does “recognition” In Mechanisms Of Molecular Recognition Mean?Ann-Sophie Barwich, Columbia UniversityCausal SpecificityGry Oftedal, University of Oslo Session Chair: Ashley KennedyA Distorted Reality: Models As Holistic DistortionsCollin Rice, Bryn Mawr CollegeConcrete Models And Holistic ModelingWei Fang, University of SydneyOn 'models Of' And 'models For' In Molecular BiologyEmanuele Ratti, University of Notre DameHow To Stop Worrying About Model Microfoundationality: Lessons From Multiscale Cancer ModelingJacob P. Neal, University of Pittsburgh Session Chair: Benjamin JantzenKinematics, Dynamics, And The Structure Of Physical TheoryErik Curiel, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU Munich)Invariance, Interpretation, And MotivationThomas Moller-Nielsen, University of OxfordWhat Are Observables In Hamiltonian Theories? Testing Definitions With Empirical EquivalenceJ. Brian Pitts, University of CambridgeEquality And Separability In Gauge TheoriesJohn Dougherty, University of California, San Diego Session Chair: Hugh DesmondPatterns, Information, And CausationHolly Andersen, Simon Fraser UniversityProbabilistic Actual CausationLuke Fenton-Glynn, University College LondonA Bayesian Theory Of ConstitutionMichael Baumgartner, University of Geneva; Lorenzo Casini, University of GenevaA Deliberative Account Of CausationAlison Fernandes, University of Pittsburgh Session Chair: Sarah WietenDoes Replication Help With Experimental Biases In Clinical Trials?David Teira, UNED; Jesús Zamora Bonilla, UNEDThree Arguments For Absolute Outcome MeasuresJacob Stegenga, University of Victoria; Jan Sprenger, Tilburg UniversityTrade-offs Between Epistemic And Moral Values In Evidence-based PolicyDonal Khosrowi, Durham University Session Chair: Soazig Le BihanAre We To Blame? An Epistemic Assessment Of Extreme Weather Event AttributionGreg Lusk, University of ChicagoModeling: Neutral, Null, And BaselineWilliam Bausman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities(un)testability, Scientific Baselines, And Entrenched TheoriesMichael Goldsby, Washington State UniversityBottled Understanding: The Role Of Lab-work In EcologyAdrian Currie, University of Cambridge Session Chair: Brad ArmendtA Popperian Doctrine On Probability RevisitedBengt Autzen, University of BristolAccuracy, Conditionalization, And ProbabilismPeter Lewis, University of Miami; Don Fallis, University of ArizonaInaccuracy And The Objection From VerisimilitudeFoad Dizadji-Bahmani, California State University Los AngelesA Topological Explication Of Empirical SimplicityKevin Kelly, Carnegie Mellon; Konstantin Genin, Carnegie Mellon Session Chair: Craig FoxResponding To Ptolemy Versus Copernicus: Equivalence And Inequivalence In The Development Of Scientific MethodologyKatherine BradingNewton: From Certainty To Probability?Kirsten Walsh, University of CalgaryOf Ballungen And Anarchism: The Influence Of Otto Neurath On Paul FeyerabendWilliam Wilson, Virginia TechDuhemian Good Sense And Agent ReliabilismSindhuja Bhakthavatsalam, California State University, Northridge Session Chair: Jonathan TsouThe Puzzle Of Skilled BehaviorCarolyn Dicey Jennings, University of California, MercedWhat Basic Emotions Really Are: Encapsulated Or IntegratedIsaac Wiegman, Texas State UniversityThe Possibility Of Unfelt PainsJustin Sytsma, Victoria University of Wellington; Kevin ReuterAnthropomorphism As Cognitive BiasMike Dacey, Washington University in St. Louis Session Chair: Kathleen Morrison

This session is part of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Program

"Foucauldian Biology: Thinking Across Disciplines"
Kathleen Morrison, San Francisco State University

"Creativity and Humanity: Jacob Bronowski, Philip Morrison and the Two Cultures"
Brian McAllister, Albany State University

"From Poetry to Responsibility: The Literary Technology of Scientific Philosophy in Rudolf Carnap and Hand Reichenbach"
Alan Richardson, University of British Columbia

"Methods of Malfuntion: Rethinking Glitch as "Research-Creation" Practice"
Kyle Bohunicky, University of Florida

2:00pm-4:00pm
(The Overlook (6th Floor))

Two NSF Program Officers: Fred Kronz and Wenda Bauchspies from SBE/SES will be at HSS/PSA/SLSA to meet with potential PIs in 15 minutes increments. The goal is to provide potential PIs the chance to pitch their research idea, to ask informational questions and to receive feedback on their projects for either the Science, Technology, and Society Program or Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM.

Sign-up sheets for scheduling appointments will be located near NSF Poster & table on The Overlook (6th Floor). Meetings will take place in the same location.

3:30pm-3:45pm
(Chastain Foyer, Augusta Foyer, & 12th Floor)
3:45pm-5:45pm
Session 4
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)Piedmont 6 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Simon HutteggerSimplifying ChoicesPaul Weirich, University of MissouriScientific Expertise, Risk Assessment, And Majority VotingThomas Boyer-Kassem, Tilburg UniversityFraming Decisions Under Deep UncertaintyCasey Helgeson, London School of Economics and Political Science Session Chair: Raphael SchollContingency And Individuality: A Plurality Of Evolutionary Individuality TypesAlison McConwell, University of CalgaryOn Mushroom IndividualityDaniel Molter, University of UtahRank Free Temporal Hierarchies: Life Cycles Of The Rich And ComplicatedMatthew Haber, University of UtahIndexically Structured Ecological CommunitiesChristopher Lean, Australian National University Session Chair: Hasok ChangHow To Make Selective Realism More Selective (and More Realist Too)Massimiliano Badino, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyAgainst Selective Realism(s)Dana Tulodziecki, Purdue UniversityExperimental Individuation And Retail ArgumentsRuey-Lin Chen, National Chung-Cheng University; Jonathon Hricko, National Yang-Ming UniversityRobust Realism For The Life SciencesMarkus Eronen, KU Leuven Session Chair: John MatthewsonScientific Representation And Theoretical EquivalenceJames Nguyen, LSEThere Is A Special Problem Of Scientific RepresentationBrandon Boesch, University of South CarolinaFictionalism, Models And Scientific RepresentationFiora Salis, London School of Economics Session Chair: Armond DuwellUnreal ObservablesBryan W. Roberts, LSEIdealizations, Essential Self-adjointness, And Minimal Model Explanation In The Aharonov-bohm EffectElay Shech, Auburn UniveristyRetrocausation In Quantum MechanicsMathias Frisch, Leibniz University Hannover; Michael Dascal, University of MarylandReconciling Axiomatic Quantum Field Theory With Cutoff-dependent Particle PhysicsAdam Koberinski, Western University Session Chair: Boaz MillerAgent-based Models Of Dual-use Research RestrictionsElliott Wagner, Kansas State University; Jonathan Herington, Kansas State UniversityExperimentation By Industrial SelectionJustin Bruner, Australian National University; Bennett Holman, Underwood International College, Yonsei UniversityCentralised Funding And The Division Of Cognitive LabourShahar Avin, University of CambridgeNovelty Vs Replicability: Virtues And Vices In The Reward System Of ScienceFelipe Romero, Tilburg University Session Chair: Teru MiyakeSerendipity: An Argument For Scientific Freedom?Baptiste Bedessem, Grenoble Alpes University; Stephanie Ruphy, Grenoble Alpes UniversityCeteris Paribus Laws, Epistemic Reliability And Epistemic Trust In Applied ScienceMichael Stoeltzner, University of South CarolinaDesign Under Randomness: How Variation Affects The Engineering Of Biological SystemsTero Ijäs, University of HelsinkiSynthetic Biology And The Search For Alternative Genetic Systems: Taking How-possibly Models SeriouslyRami Koskinen, University of Helsinki Session Chair: Molly KaoMeasurement Of Statistical Evidence: Picking Up Where Hacking (et Al.) Left OffVeronica J Vieland, Nationwide Children's Hospital & The Ohio State UniversityInherent Complexity: A Problem For Statistical Model EvaluationJan-Willem Romeijn, University of GroningenOn Goodness Of FitJonathan Livengood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Session Chair: Emily ParkePhenomena And Objects Of Research In The Cognitive And Behavioral SciencesUljana Feest, Leibniz Universität HannoverEffects And Artifacts: Robustness Analysis And The Production ProcessVadim Keyser, UC DavisThe Evolution Of Instruments For Empirical Investigation: How Different Are The Material And The Algorithmic Options?Vincent Israel-Jost, Université Catholique de LouvainTacit Knowledge In ScienceEnno Fischer Session Chair: Mark CouchMultiple Realization And RobustnessWorth Boone, University of PittsburghMultiple Realization And The Granularity Of DescriptionJohn Zerilli, Australian National UniversityStructures, Dynamics And Mechanisms In Neuroscience – An Integrative AccountHolger Lyre, University of MagdeburgWhat, When And How Do Rational Analysis Models Explain?Samuli Poyhonen, University of Helsinki Session Chair: Peter Ramberg

The session is part of the History of Science Society Program

“Mechanics without Mechanisms”
Joshua Eisenthal, University of Pittsburgh

“Einstein and Energy: ‘But Grossmann & I Believed That the Conservation Laws Were Not Satisfied’”
J. Brian Pitts, University of Cambridge

“The Americanization of the S-Matrix Program from Werner Heisenberg to Geoffrey Chew: The Rise and Fall of the Boostrap Worldview (1960’s-1970’s)”
Gustavo Rocha, State University of Feira de Santana

“Did Scientists Use the “Scientific Method” to Establish 19th & 20th Century Theories?”
Stephen Brush, University of Maryland

6:00pm-7:15pm
(Peachtree D (8th Floor))


Michael Yudell: 'For the Strictly Social Use of Race in Medicine'

 

Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.  He earned his PhD in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University and he specializes in the history and ethics of public health.  Yudell’s best known publication is his book Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the 20th Century with Columbia University Press, which is a history of the way geneticists shaped the race concept from eugenics to the sequencing of the human genome.  His best known publication on how race should be used in medicine is “Taking race out of human genetics” in Science, which argues for the use of “geographic ancestry” instead of “racial classifications” in all human genetic research, including genetic research in medicine.                     

 


Robin Andreasen: 'For the Social and Genetic Use of Race in Medicine'

 

Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware.  She earned her PhD in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and she specializes in philosophy of biology and philosophy of social science.  Her best known publication is “A New Perspective on the Race Debate” in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, where she argues for a novel way to define ‘race’ using phylogenetic systematics.  Her best known publication on how race should be used in medicine is “The Concept of Race in Medicine” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology, which argues that “race is useful for exploring hypotheses about the social, environmental, and genetic causes of health, disease, and response to drug treatment.”

 


Quayshawn Spencer: Moderator

 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.  He earned his PhD in philosophy at Stanford University, and specializes in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of race.

 

 

 

Sponsored by

 
 
 
7:30pm-8:30pm
(Augusta Ballroom (7th Floor))

Hors d’oeuvres
 

Sponsored by

 

Activities for Social Engagement

Organized by the Joint Caucus for Socially Engaged Philosophy and History of Science

Conveners: Rachel Ankeny and Janet Stemwedel

Participants will share a variety of socially engaged projects, highlighting lessons learned from their experiences, challenges that remain, promising strategies, and best practices, at least some of which will be captured in collectable "trading cards."

 
8:45pm-9:45pm
(Meehan's Public House)

All graduate students, early career scholars, and those new to PSA Biennial Meetings are welcome to come enjoy some appetizers and get to know one another and the officers of the PSA. 

(Entrance to Meehan's Public House is on Floor 6 of the Westin, behind Chastain J.)

Hors d’oeuvres

Sponsored by

Friday, 4 November 2016
7:15am-8:45pm
(Chastain 1 (6th Floor))
7:45am-8:45am
(Chastain C (6th Floor))
8:00am-7:00pm
(Savannah D (9th Floor))
8:00am-6:00pm
Chastain 2 (6th Floor)Savannah E (9th Floor)
8:00am-5:00pm
(Augusta Foyer & Augusta A & H (7th Floor))
8:30am-5:00pm
(The Overlook (6th Floor))

How to Register:

  • If you have already registered, come to the registration desk to pick up your materials.

  • If you have not yet registered, you can register on your own computer or mobile device by clicking here, or there are computers at the registration area you can use. Then come to the registration desk to finalize your registration and pick up your materials.

Hotel Information:

  • Click here for a map of the area.

  • Click here for an interactive floor plan of the Westin Peachtree Plaza

9:00am-11:45am
Session 5: Includes Coffee Break 10:00-10:15 (Chastain Foyer, Augusta Foyer, & 12th Floor)
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Roberto FumagalliStriking The Optimal Balance: Theoretical Versus Empirical Methods In EconomicsAnna Alexandrova, Cambridge University; Robert Northcott, Birkbeck College, University of LondonThe Main Failure Of Economics 101: Misleading Students With An Equilibrium ModelLawrence Boland, Simon Fraser UniversityA Defense Of Equilibrium Reasoning In EconomicsJennifer Jhun, University of PittsburghThe Peculiar Logic Of The Black-scholes FormulaJames Weatherall, University of California, Irvine Session Chair: Inmaculada de Melo-MartinA Taxonomy Of Wishful ThinkingDaniel Hicks, AAAS; Kevin Elliott, Michigan State UniversityPragmatism And The Problem Of Wishful ThinkingMatthew J. Brown, The University of Texas at DallasWishful Thinking And Knowledge-forSharon Crasnow, Norco CollegeValues, Desires, And Evidence In Climate ScienceKristen Intemann, Montana State UniversityAre The Right Values All You Need? A Critical Examination Of A Proposed Solution To The Problem Of Wishful ThinkingDaniel Steel, University of British Columbia; Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo Session Chair: Peter DistelzweigCancer Systems Biology: A New Approach To Biological Explanation?Anya Plutynski, Washington University in St. Louis; Marta Bertolaso, Università Campus Bio-Medico di RomaNeutral Spaces And Topological Explanations In Evolutionary Biology: Lessons From Some Landscapes And MappingsPhilippe Huneman, CNRSStrategies Of Explanatory Abstraction In Molecular Systems BiologyNicholaos Jones, University of Alabama in Huntsville Session Chair: Robyn BluhmEvidential Reasoning Beyond InductionJulian Reiss, Durham UniversityTwo Cheers For Randomised Controlled Trials (rcts)Sarah Heilmann, Dartington Social Research Unit; Conrad Heilmann, Erasmus University RotterdamEstablishing Causal Claims In MedicineJon Williamson, University of Kent Session Chair: Eric WinsbergTracing The Path Of Justification For LcdmMelissa Jacquart, University of Western OntarioSimplicity And Simplifications In Astrophysical ModellingSibylle Anderl, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)Modeling Star Formation Over Cosmic Time. The Schmidt Law: "not Even Wrong"Barry Madore, Carnegie Institution for ScienceObserving The InvisibleMichael Weisberg, University of PennsylvaniaSelective Realism And Inverse MethodsPaul Humphreys, University of Virginia Session Chair: Carrie FigdorThe Evolution Of The Sense Of FairnessSarah Brosnan, Georgia State UniversityThe Representational Basis Of The Evolution Of TheorizingHayley Clatterbuck, University of RochesterThe Evolution Of AltruismGualtiero Piccinini, University of MO - Saint Louis; Armin Schulz, University of KansasThe Role Of Emotional Expressions In The Evolution Of CommunicationAndrea Scarantino, georgia state universityA Moderate Evolutionary PsychologyArmin Schulz, University of Kansas Session Chair: Maria SerbanBayesian Psychology And The Vindication Of Human RationalityRichard Samuels, The Ohio State UniversityBayesian Cognitive Science, Rational Constructivism, And Implications For EpistemologyFei Xu, UC BerkeleyMechanistic Bayesian Cognitive Science?David Danks, Carnegie Mellon UniversityAn Interventionist Analysis Of Bayesian Cognitive ScienceMichael RescorlaIs Cognitive And Neural Processing Bayesian?Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh Session Chair: Karola StotzTracking The Evolution Of Causal ControlBrett Calcott, University of SydneyThe Causal And Information Architecture Of Biological NetworksSara Walker, Arizona State University; Hyunju Kim, Arizona State UniversityCausation, Information And SpecificityBrad Weslake, NYU ShanghaiIntervention And The Flow Of InformationPaul Griffiths, University of Sydney; Arnaud Pocheville, University of Sydney Session Chair: Steven SavittBeyond FundamentalityJonathan Schaffer, Rutgers UniversityStructuralism In The Idiom Of DeterminationKerry McKenzie, UC San DiegoFundamentality, Composition And ModalityJoseph Melia, University of OxfordFundamental Determinables In Fundamental PhysicsJessica Wilson, University of TorontoFundamentality In Physics: The Case Of InformationChris Timpson, University of Oxford Session Chair: Edward RigdonControversy Over The Significance ControversyDeborah Mayo, Virginia TechSurrogate Science: How Fisher, Neyman-pearson, And Bayes Were Transformed Into The Null RitualGerd Gigerenzer, Max Planck Institute for Human DevelopmentConfirmationist And Falsificationist Paradigms In Statistical PracticeAndrew Gelman, Columbia UniversityExploratory Research Is More Reliable Than Confirmatory ResearchClark Glymour, Carnegie Mellon University
11:45am-1:30pm
12:00pm-1:00pm
(Chastain E (6th Floor))
  • Jeff Barrett, Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy of Science

  • Andrea Woody, Associate Editor (Editor-in-Chief as of 1 July 2017) of Philosophy of Science

  • Sarita Rosenstock, Managing Editor of Philosophy of Science

1:30pm-3:30pm
Session 6
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Monika PiotrowskaEvotext And The Philosophy Of ScienceCharles Pence, Louisiana State University; Grant Ramsey, KU LeuvenDarwin's Semantic VoyageJaimie Murdock, Indiana University; Colin Allen, Indiana University; Simon DeDeo, Indiana UniversityResearch, Outreach, And Education Systems: The Hps Repository, Embryo Project, And Mbl History ProjectKate MacCord, Arizona State University; Jane Maienschein, Arizona State University; Steve Elliott, Arizona State UniversityDetecting And Explaining Innovations In Science With Big-data Computational Methods And ModelingManfred Laubichler, Arizona State University and Santa Fe Institute Session Chair: Evelyn BristerCitizen Participation In Industry-driven Medical Research: An Analysis Of The Ethical And Epistemic CostsManuela Fernández Pinto, Universidad de los AndesMeasures And Countermeasures: How To Evaluate Attempts To Address Funding BiasBennett Holman, Yonsei UniversityImproving Industry-funded Research With Criteria For ObjectivityKevin Elliott, Michigan State UniversityStructures For Trust: Individual And Social Levels Of Analysis For Industry CollaborationsHeather Douglas, University of WaterlooCommentaryMartin Carrier, Bielefeld University Session Chair: Andrew WayneContextual Interaction In Biological ExplanationGillian Barker, University of Western OntarioToward An Eikonic Conception Of Explanation: Why We Should Leave The Ontic Conception BehindAlisa Bokulich, Boston UniversityExplanatory Relevance And Contrastive ExplanationChristopher Pincock, Ohio State UniversityExplanation, Context, And Aims: Limitations Of The Erotetic Account Against The Backdrop Of Synthetic ChemistryAndrea Woody, University of Washington Session Chair: Ingo BrigandtDevelopmental Plasticity And Common Cause ExplanationCarol Cleland, University of Colorado (Boulder)What Is The Signature Of Plasticity?Karen KovakaMechanisms Of Phenotypic Robustness And Plasticity: Two Sides Of The Same CoinH. Frederik Nijhout, Duke University; Michael C. Reed , Duke UniversityCryptic Genetic Variation In Natural Populations: A Predictive FrameworkCris Ledon-Rettig Session Chair: Sarita RosenstockGr, Effective At Cosmological Scales?Chris Smeenk, Western UniversityWhat Have We Learned About Quantum Gravity From The Black Hole Information Paradox? Daniel HarlowThe (a)temporal Emergence Of SpacetimeNick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago; Christian Wüthrich, University of GenevaSpacetime Functionalism And General RelativityEleanor Knox, King's College London Session Chair: Denis LarriveeTool Development: How Experiment-driven Sciences ProgressJohn Bickle, Mississippi State University/University of Mississippi Medical CenterOptogenetics And Maker's Knowledge: Foundations For A Theory Of Translational ProgressCarl CraverMemory And Optogenetic Intervention: Separating The Engram From The EcphorySarah Robins, University of KansasUnderstanding Scientific ‘progress And Its Problems’ Via The Case Study Of OptogeneticsJacqueline Sullivan, University of Western Ontario Session Chair: Michael GoldsbyGeneralizability And Interdependence In Ecological ResearchAlkistis Elliott-Graves, Rotman Institute, University of Western OntarioUnderstanding ‘interdependence’ In Ecology: Implications For Environmental EthicsRoberta L. Millstein, University of California, DavisComplex Experiments: Using Agent-based Models To Provide Causal Insight Into Ecological Community Structure.Steven L Peck, Brigham Young UniversityConstraints As CausesChristopher Eliot, Hofstra University Session Chair: Shahar AvinGames, Evolution, And IntersectionalityLiam Kofi Bright; Justin P. Bruner; Cailin O'ConnorWhy Journal Editors Play FavoritesRemco Heesen, Carnegie Mellon UniversityEthics, Uncertainty, And The Benefits Of Scientific DiversityKevin Zollman, Carnegie Mellon UniversityExploratory Experimentation In Neuroscience: The Gendered ConnectomeMorgan Thompson, University of Pittsburgh Session Chair: Isaac RecordEmergence, Autonomy, Multiscale ModelingRobert Batterman, University of PittsburghMultiscale Modeling In Nanoscience: Beyond Non-mereological RelationsJulia Bursten, University of KentuckyWhat To Do About Scale? Challenges For Interdisciplinary Research At Multiple ScalesMelissa Charenko, University of Wisconsin-MadisonScale-dependency And Downward Causation In BiologySara Green Session Chair: Gualtiero PiccininiA Physicalist Account Of Multiple Realizability In The Special SciencesMeir Hemmo, University of HaifaComputationalism, Multiple Realizability, And AutonomyThomas Polger, University of CincinnatiThe Empirical Case Against Multiple RealizationLawrence Shapiro, University of Wisconsin--MadisonA Reductive Physicalist Account Of The Autonomy Of PsychologyOrly Shenker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2:00pm-5:00pm
(The Overlook (6th Floor))

Two NSF Program Officers: Fred Kronz and Wenda Bauchspies from SBE/SES will be at HSS/PSA/SLSA to meet with potential PIs in 15 minutes increments. The goal is to provide potential PIs the chance to pitch their research idea, to ask informational questions and to receive feedback on their projects for either the Science, Technology, and Society Program or Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM.

Sign-up sheets for scheduling appointments will be located near NSF Poster & table on The Overlook (6th Floor). Meetings will take place in the same location.

3:30pm-3:45pm
(Chastain Foyer, Augusta Foyer, & 12th Floor)
3:45pm-5:15pm
Session 7
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Michael CuffaroThe Semantics Latent In Shannon InformationAlistair Isaac, University of EdinburghThe Deflationary View Of Information Reloaded: Communication And ManipulabilityOlimpia Lombardi, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires; Cristian López, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires Session Chair: Robert RichardsonNatural Selection, Mechanism, And The Statistical InterpretationFermin Fulda, University of Western OntarioThe Causal Homology ConceptJun Otsuka, Kobe UniversityUniversal Common Ancestry, Luca, And The Tree Of Life: Three Distinct Hypotheses About The Evolution Of LifeJoel Velasco, Texas Tech University Session Chair: Mathieu CharbonneauFunctional Explanation And Functional EquivalentsJames DiFrisco, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition ResearchAgainst Organizational FunctionsJustin Garson, Hunter College-CUNY Session Chair: Mathias FrischIntimate Connections: Symmetries And Conservation Laws In Quantum Vs. Classical MechanicsPablo Ruiz de Olano, University of Notre DameOn Theory Construction In Physics: Continuity From Classical To QuantumBenjamin Feintzeig, University of California, IrvineClassical Limit And Quantum LogicSebastian Fortin, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires; Federico Holik, CONICET-IFLP Session Chair: Marian GiltonMind The Gap: Boltzmannian Vs Gibbsian EquilibriumCharlotte Werndl, University of Salzburg; Roman Frigg, LSEIrreversibility In The Derivation Of The Boltzmann EquationVincent Ardourel, UCL (Louvain)A Tale Of Two EntropiesCarina Prunkl, University of Oxford Session Chair: Justin BzovyDefinitions Of Life—why Should We Care (in Astrobiology And Elsewhere)?Tarja Knuuttila, University of South Carolina; Andrea Loettgers, University of Bern, University of GenevaAssessing Stable Property Cluster KindsEduardo Martinez, University of MichiganNatural Kinds: Toning Down The Realist HypeZdenka Brzovic, University of Rijeka Session Chair: Liam BrightResponsiveness And Robustness In The David Lewis Signalling GameCarl Brusse, The Australian National University; Justin BrunerInclusive Fitness And The Problem Of Honest CommunicationJustin Bruner, Australian National University; Hannah Rubin, University of California, IrvineInformation Dynamics In Learned Referential Signalling Games: Two Sources Of EntropyMatthew Spike, ANU Session Chair: Christopher PincockMathematical Explanation And The Optimization FallacySamantha Wakil, UNC-Chapel Hill; James Justus, Florida State UniversityDynamical Systems Theory And Explanatory IndispensabilityJuha Saatsi, University of LeedsIs The Enhanced Indispensability Argument Circular?Manuel Barrantes Session Chair: Catherine StinsonReductionism And Anti-reductionism About Mental Disorders: Not Where The Action IsAlyssa Ney, University of California, DavisChallenging The Mechanistic View Of PsychiatryCaterina Marchionni, University of HelsinkiThe Premises And Promises Of Precision PsychiatryKathryn Tabb, Columbia University; Maël Lemoine, Université de Tours
5:30pm-6:00pm
(Augusta F (7th Floor))

All members of the PSA are encouraged to attend the meeting. Learn what the PSA has been doing, and come share ideas for the future. This is your PSA. Coffee, tea, and cookies provided.

Agenda:

  • President’s Welcome: C. Kenneth Waters
  • Executive Director’s Report: Jessica Pfeifer
  • Program Chair's Report: Wendy Parker
  • Poster Chair's Report: Alan Love
  • New Business 
6:15pm-8:30pm
(Peachtree Ballroom (8th Floor))

Hors d’oeuvres

Sponsored by

Using Documentaries To Teach Evolutionary TheoryMichael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania; Deena Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania; Ernesto Vaca, Galápagos Naturalist GuidesParameterization As A Framework For Modeling Contested Scientific ConceptsMikio Akagi, Texas Christian UniversityInformation Processing ArtifactsNeal Anderson, University of Massachusetts AmherstScience As A Problem Solving Activity: A Framework For Teaching Philosophy To Science StudentsFrédéric-I. Banville, University of Western Ontario; Jessey Wright, University of Western OntarioSome Philosophical Challenges Concerning The Inclusion Of Social Norms In Epidemiological ModelsBert Baumgaertner, University of IdahoConceptual Change, Models And Science EducationDragana Bozin, University of OsloCitation Rates And Gender In Philosophy Of ScienceEvelyn Brister, Rochester Institute of TechnologyA New Look At Levels Of OrganizationDaniel Brooks, Konrad Lorenz InstituteHow Do We Justify Analogical Inferences About The Mental Capacities Of Other Animals?Shereen Chang, University of PennsylvaniaOn The Causation And Constitution Of The Immunological HolobiontLynn Chiu, University of Bordeaux/CNRSDrug Facts And Value-laden Labels: Contraceptive Controversy At The FdaChristopher ChoGlueck, Indiana University BloomingtonTechnique-driven Research: Clarifying The Nature Of Exploratory ExperimentationDavid Colaco, University of PittsburghOn The Roles Of Conceptual Definitions And Construct Theories In Humanistic MeasurementLaura Cupples, University of South CarolinaQualitative Methods In Philosophy Of Science: What Can We Learn From Talking To Scientists?Haixin Dang, University of PittsburghFunding Interdisciplinary ResearchDavid Danks, Carnegie Mellon University; Denise Caruso, Carnegie Mellon University; Liam Bright, Carnegie Mellon UniversityHolobionts And Biofilms Are Not As A Rule “units Of Selection”, But The Metabolic Interaction Networks They Support, Replicating By Recruitment, Arguably Are.W. Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie University; Austin Booth, Dalhousie UniversityFrom Biological Practice To Scientific MetaphysicsMax Dresow, University of Minnesota; Katherine Liu, University of MinnesotaThe Epistemology Of Rational ConstructivismMark Fedyk, Mount Allison University; Fei Xu, UC BerkeleySleeping Beauty And Logical Decision TheoryRonny Fernandez, University of Maryland Baltimore CountyFitness Measures And AbstractionRonny Fernandez, UMBC; Jessica Pfeifer, UMBCTeaching Srpos: University Of Waterloo Phd In Applied PhilosophyDoreen Fraser, University of Waterloo; Teresa Branch-Smith, University of Waterloo; Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo; Carla Fehr, University of Waterloo; Patricia Marino, University of Waterloo; Kathryn Plaisance, University of WaterlooCoordinating Measurement And World In Medicine: A Model-based Approach To The Introduction Of The Metric System Standardization In The Xixth And Xxth CenturiesLuciana Garbayo, University of Central FloridaExploratory Science: A Case Study From WithinDevin Gouvêa, University of ChicagoInformation Theoretic Tools For The Philosophy Of CausationPaul Griffiths, University of Sydney; Arnaud Pocheville, University of SydneyInvestigating Data Journeys Across Scientific FieldsGregor Halfmann, University of Exeter; Niccolo Tempini, University of Exeter; Sabina Leonelli, University of ExeterScientists’ Conceptions Of Good Research MethodsNora Hangel, Indiana University; Jutta Schickore, Indiana UniversityToward A New Approach To Causal SelectionBrian Hanley, University of CalgaryProblem Based Learning At The Intersection Of Philosophy And TechnologyMaralee Harrell, Carnegie Mellon UniversityWhat The Brain Does By Itself: The Role Of Endogenous Brain Activity In Resting State Functional Connectivity StudiesPhilipp Haueis, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain SciencesGood Economic MeasurementConrad Heilmann, Erasmus Universiteit RotterdamCausal Selection, Causal Significance, And Realism About Effect SizeBenjamin Henke, Washington University in St. LouisModeling Biologist-philosopher Collaborations, 1950-2000Phillip Honenberger, Dartmouth College; Michael Dietrich, Dartmouth CollegeRevisiting Friedman’s F53: Hedging, Karl Popper, Frank Knight, And Max WeberPaul Hoyningen-Huene, Universität ZürichTeaching Philosophy Of Science: Representation In EngagementVadim Keyser, San Francisco Sate UniversityDe-idealization - No Easy 'reversals'Tarja Knuuttila, University of South Carolina; Mary Morgan, London School of EconomicsReciprocal Conceptual Frameworks For Neural System Autonomy And BehaviorDenis Larrivee, Loyola University ChicagoHow Can Linguistics Benefit Neurolinguistics? An Instrumentalist ApproachChia-Hua Lin, University of South CarolinaTowards Data-driven Causal Modeling For PolicyDaniel Malinsky, Carnegie Mellon UniversityTeaching Contemporary Philosophy Of Science: The ChallengeJames Marcum, Baylor UniversityToward A Practice-oriented Integration Of The Mind-brain SciencesNoel Martin, University of California, San DiegoPerspectival Modeling In Primary SchoolsMichela Massimi, University of Edinburgh; Casey McCoy, University of Edinburgh; Franklin Jacoby, University of EdinburghReconsidering Scientific RepresentationDana Matthiessen, University of PittsburghBig Data And The Evaluation Of ExpertiseDarcy McCusker, University of WashingtonScientific Authorship, Autonomy And The Identification Of Unethical PracticesBarton Moffatt, Mississippi State UniversityFundamental Disagreements In Evolutionary DynamicsAydin Mohseni, University of California, IrvineAdvantageous Approximation: The Importance Of Feasible Reasoning In Pure And Applied MathematicsRobert H C Moir, Western UniversityToward A New Account Of Neurobiological Experimentation: Re-examining The Need For Consistency In Neurobiological ResearchNedah Nemati, Mississippi State University; John Bickle, Mississippi State University/University of Mississippi Medical CenterThe Biological Reality Of Race Does Not Underwrite The Social Reality Of Race: A Response To SpencerKamuran Osmanoglu, University of KansasThe Severity Approach To DemarcationJack Parker, Carnegie Mellon UniversityIs “assisted Reproduction” Reproduction?Monika PiotrowskaInformation And Explanation: A Dilemma For The Ontic ConceptionMark Povich, Washington University in St. LouisEstablishing Constitutive Relevance In MechanismsEmily Prychitko, Washington University in St. LouisExploring The Philosophical Implications Of Optimal Control In The Sciences (optisci) Over Vast Length And Time ScalesHerschel Rabitz, Princeton University; Andrea Woody, University of Washington; Benjamin Russell Russell, Princeton University; Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Virginia Commonwealth University; XiaoJiang Feng, Princeton University; Jinhai Chen, Princeton University; Mohammed Seyedsayamdost , Princeton UniversityBeans, Dynamics, And Embodied CognitionVicente Raja, University of CincinnatiOpening The Black Box ExerciseIsaac Record, Michigan State UniversityThree Practical Exercises For Teaching The Philosophy Of ScienceOlin Robus, University of WashingtonCausal Explanation In Biology: More Than MechanismsLauren Ross, University of Calgary / University of California, IrvineDecision Theory For DoctorsSherrilyn Roush, King's College LondonModeling Without RepresentationalismGuilherme Sanches de Oliveira, University of CincinnatiCan Intuitions Be Empirical Evidence: The Case Of Generative LingusiticsCarlos Santana, University of UtahScience And Mathematical TruthGuillaume Schlaepfer, University of GenevaBiological Individuality And Pluralism: The Case Of HolobiontsSinan Sencan, University of CalgaryImmunity, Development And The Microbiota (idem): Understanding The Continuous Construction Of Biological IdentityDerek Skillings, University of Bordeaux/CNRS; Lynn Chiu, University of Bordeaux/CNRS; Leonardo Bich, University of Bordeaux/CNRS; Thomas Pradeu, University of Bordeaux/CNRSThe Interaction Of Two Signaling Systems: A Game Theoretic AnalysisLindley Slipetz, University of Wisconsin-MadisonEinstein @ RotmanChris Smeenk, Western UniversityUsing Cyberspace Topics To Motivate Students To Learn PhilosophyJoel Smith, Carnegie Mellon UniversityThe Role Of Phenomenal Character In Determining Scientifically Useful Sensory CategoriesAlison Springle, University of PittsburghFrom N=1 Clinical Trials To N-of-one Clinical Reasoning: Omics-based Personalized Medicine Requires Treating Every Patient As An N-of-1 “natural Kind”Alok Srivastava, Tremont Research InstituteThe Evaluation And Interpretation Of Systematic UncertaintyKent Staley, Saint Louis UniversityRepresentational Explanation In Computational NeuroscienceImran Thobani, Simon Fraser UniversityComorbidity And Psychiatric Disease ClassificationHanna van Loo, University Medical Center Groningen; Jan-Willem Romeijn, University of GroningenInterpreting Genetic Drift: A Challenge To The Analogy With Brownian Motion And A Case For A Way ForwardEugene Vaynberg, University of PennsylvaniaCulture And The Classification Of Mental DisordersTuomas Vesterinen, University of HelsinkiEvidence And Mechanistic Reasoning: A Matter Of Inductive RiskSarah Wieten, University of DurhamIntegrating Generic And Genetic Explanations Of Biological PhenomenaWilliam Wimsatt, University of Minnesota; Alan Love, University of MinnesotaConstraints, Causal Powers, And Mechanistic CausationJason Winning, University of California, San DiegoScientific Modeling And Limits To The Value-free IdealEric Winsberg, University of South Florida; Wendy Parker, Durham UniversityHierarchies Of Fundamentalities, In Scientific Explanation And Metaphysical DepthAaron Sidney Wright, Stanford UniversityThe Lab Associates Program: Training And Preparing Graduate Students For Interdisciplinary Work With NeuroscientistsJessey Wright, University of Western Ontario; Robert Foley, Rotman Institute of Philosophy & Brain and Mind InstituteIs Methodological Adaptationism Really So Dangerous?Mingjun Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
7:30pm-8:30pm
(8th Floor Terrace (Near Peachtree Ballroom))

Two NSF Program Officers: Fred Kronz and Wenda Bauchspies from SBE/SES will be at HSS/PSA/SLSA to meet with potential PIs in 15 minutes increments. The goal is to provide potential PIs the chance to pitch their research idea, to ask informational questions and to receive feedback on their projects for either the Science, Technology, and Society Program or Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM.

Table will be set up on the 8th Floor Terrace near the Peachtree Ballroom. Meetings on a "first come, first up" basis.

Saturday, 5 November 2016
7:00am-7:30pm
(Chastain 1 (6th Floor))
7:00am-8:45am
(Augusta C & D (7th Floor))

All are welcome. Breakfast and socializing from 7-7:30. Meeting will start promptly at 7:30.

Sponsored by

8:00am-7:00pm
(Savannah D (9th Floor))
8:00am-6:00pm
Chastain 2 (6th Floor)Savannah E (9th Floor)
8:00am-5:00pm
(Augusta Foyer & Augusta A & H (7th Floor))
8:30am-5:00pm
(The Overlook (6th Floor))

How to Register:

  • If you have already registered, come to the registration desk to pick up your materials.

  • If you have not yet registered, you can register on your own computer or mobile device by clicking here, or there are computers at the registration area you can use. Then come to the registration desk to finalize your registration and pick up your materials.

Hotel Information:

  • Click here for a map of the area.

  • Click here for an interactive floor plan of the Westin Peachtree Plaza

9:00am-11:45am
Session 8: Includes Coffee Break 10-10:15 (Chastain Foyer, Augusta Foyer, & 12th Floor)
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Viorel PaslaruMaking Fit FitMichael Hicks, Oxford UniversityMinimal Anti-humeanismHarjit Bhogal, New York UniversityComplexity And Generalization In The Special SciencesHugh Desmond, KULeuvenArguing For Ceteris Paribus Laws By Means Of Shift (of Mechanism) ProvisosMatthias UnterhuberInterventions And Counternomic ReasoningPeter Tan, University of Virginia Session Chair: Lindley DardenExplanatory Understanding Without Tracking Mechanism OperationIngo Brigandt, University of AlbertaFrom Design Principles To Biological ExplanationMaria Serban, University of Copenhagen; Sara Green, University of CopenhagenThe Best Of Both Worlds? Reverse-engineering Regulatory SystemsJohannes Jaeger, Konrad Lorenz Institute (KLI), Klosterneuburg, ATTackling Complexity In A Non-mechanistic Fashion: Spatiotemporal AspectsArnon Levy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; William Bechtel, UCSD Session Chair: Alex LevineModels Of Major Evolutionary TransitionsRussell Powell, Boston UniversityOn Major Transitions In Evolution 2.0Maureen O'Malley, University of BordeauxNovelty, Innovations And The Major Evolutionary TransitionsDouglas Erwin, National Museum of Natural HistoryA Darwinian Approach To Major Transitions In Evolution: Evolution Of Individuality In The Volvocine Green Algae.Richard Michod, University of ArizonaAn Engineering Approach To The Major Transitions In IndividualityDaniel McShea, Duke UniversityThe Final Transition: Reconciling Margulis And LewontinW. Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie UniversityNon-selectionist Explanations Of Major TransitionsRobert Brandon, Duke University Session Chair: Miriam SolomonOn The Epistemic Significance Of Predictive SuccessChris Haufe, Case Western Reserve UniversityThe Public Understanding Of What? Layperson's Epistemic Needs, The Division Of Cognitive Labor, And The Demarcation Of ScienceArnon Keren, University of HaifaEpistemic Equality And Public Participation In Science: A Model Of Distributive Epistemic Justice In The Context Of JustificationBoaz Miller, Bar Ilan University; Meital Pinto, Carmel Academic CenterUnderstanding And Trusting ScienceMatthew Slater, Bucknell University; Joanna Huxster, Bucknell UniversityUnderstanding And Acceptance Of Evolutionary Theory In The United StatesDeena Skolnick Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania; S. Emlen Metz, University of Pennsylvania; Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania Session Chair: Nina EmeryRegularity Relationalism And The Constructivist ProjectSyman StevensThe Mach-einstein Principle Of 1917-1918Gordon BelotLiteral Vs Careful Interpretations Of Scientific Theories: The Vacuum Approach To The Problem Of Motion In General RelativityDennis Lehmkuhl, California Institute of TechnologyBlack Holes, Information Loss And The Measurement ProblemElias Okon, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Daniel Sudarsky, National Autonomous University of MexicoDoubt For Dawid’s Non-empirical Theory AssessmentCristin Chall, University of South Carolina Session Chair: Kent StaleyThe Renormalization Group, Approximate Truth And Local RealismJames Fraser, University of LeedsEffective Theories And Ineffective InterpretationsLaura Ruetsche, University of MichiganBetween Instrumentalism And Realism: A Developmental Perspective On The Renormalization GroupLeif Hancox-Li, University of Southern CaliforniaThe Applicability Of Renormalization Group Methods From The Perspectives Of Two WilsonsDoreen Fraser, University of WaterlooWhy Are There Ultraviolet Divergences At All?Michael Miller, University of Pittsburgh Session Chair: Mark FedykAnimal Cognition And Human Values: A FrameworkJonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political ScienceInductive Risk In Animal Mindreading ResearchMarta Halina, University of CambridgeAnimal PersonsKristin Andrews, York UniversityA Continuum Of Suffering?Colin Allen, Indiana University - BloomingtonGerrymandering The "ethics" Of Animal ResearchLori Marino, The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy Session Chair: James McAllisterTime-scales Of Data Use: On The Life Cycles, Ontology And Understanding Of Biological DataSabina Leonelli, University of ExeterLegacy Data, Radiocarbon Dating And Robustness ReasoningAlison Wylie, University of Washington / Durham UniversityVisualization, Narrative, And Historical Data: Paleontology In The 19th CenturyDavid Sepkoski, Max Planck Institute for the History of SciencePreserving And Re-using Case Reports: On Data Standardisation In MedicineRachel Ankeny, University of AdelaideCommentsJames McAllister, University of Leiden Session Chair: Joseph PittGalileo's Models Of IntelligibilityPeter Machamer, University of PIttsburghGalilean Idealization And The Inertial PrincipleMaarten Van Dyck, Ghent UniversityGalileo On The Power And Limits Of Thought ExperimentsCarla Rita Palmerino, Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Models Of Intelligibility In Galileo’s Mechanical ScienceDavid Marshall Miller, Iowa State UniversityEuler's Galilean Philosophy Of ScienceBrian Hepburn, Wichita State University Session Chair: Luciana GarbayoPragmatic Trials: What Can We Learn From ThemNancy Cartwright, UCSD & Durham UnivMeta-evidence And The Evaluation Of TherapiesJonathan Fuller, University of TorontoDiagnostic Evidence And Medical ValueAshley KennedyClinical Reasoning: The Bayesian ApproachLuis Flores, King's College London; Jonathan Fuller, University of Toronto
12:00pm-1:15pm
Augusta E (7th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain G (6th Floor)

How Do I 'Do' Socially Engaged Philosophy and History of Science? Lessons from Experienced Colleagues

The Joint Caucus on Socially Engaged Philosophy and History of Science (JCSEPHS) invites you to a ‘mentoring’ event, which aims to allow anyone interested in learning more about various aspects of socially engaged philosophy and history of science to meet with those with experience to discuss social engagement in the context of PHS. The format will allow rotation between mentors over the course of the event, with various themes elected as key discussion points (but with flexibility as to let the discussion flow!).  Themes include:  translating your research to engage with lawmakers/politicians and affect policymaking; how to publish scholarly articles that can contribute to social engagement in PHS; non-academic career pathways utilizing socially-engaged history/philosophy of science; alternative ways of publishing and conveying ideas regarding social engagement activities (e.g., social media); and how to get grant, philanthropic, or other funding to support social engagement activities.

The session will begin with a short business meeting for the caucus (10 minutes) followed by the mentoring session.  Please bring your lunch. All are welcome to attend!
  • Jeffrey A. Barrett, Editor-in-Chief, Philosophy of Science

  • Anjan Chakravartty, Editor-in-Chief, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A

  • Roberta Millstein, Co-Editor, Philosophy and Theory in Biology

  • Wayne Myrvold, Co-Editor, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics

  • Lydia Patton, Associate Editor (as of January 2017, Editor), HOPOS

Session Chair: Janet Browne

The session is part of the History of Science Society Program.

  • “History, Policy, and Ethics at the Environmental Protection Agency”
    Melinda Gormley (University of California, Irvine)

  • “When History Meets the “Endless Frontier”: A Historian’s Journey Inside NSF”
    Elise Lipkowitz (National Science Foundation)

  • “EPA and Chemical Safety for Sustainability”
    Daniel Hicks (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 

1:30pm-3:30pm
Session 9
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)Chastain I (6th Floor)Ansley 3 (14th floor)
Session Chair: Wenceslao J. GonzalezEconomists' Concept Of Choice: An Experimental StudyMichiru Nagatsu, University of Helsinki; Kaire Põder, Tallinn University of TechnologyOn The Epistemic Value Of Non-robust Toy ModelsNicolas Wüthrich, London School of Economics and Political ScienceThe Epistemic Benefits Of Generalization In Economic ModellingAki Lehtinen, University of Helsinki; Caterina Marchionni, University of Helsinki Session Chair: Janet KouranyNon-epistemic Values, Scientific Practice, And Political LegitimacyPaul Franco, University of Washington-SeattleOn Epistemically Detrimental Dissent: Contingent Enabling Factors V. Stable Difference MakersSoazig Le Bihan, University of Montana; Iheanyi Amadi, University of MontanaUsing Democratic Values In Science: An Objection And (partial) ResponseS. Andrew Schroeder, Claremont McKenna CollegeExploring The Moral Terrain Of Science Around Flint, MichiganJon Rosenberg, University of Washington Session Chair: Marta BertolasoConstructing Diagrams To Understand Phenomena And MechanismsBenjamin Sheredos, UC San Diego; William Bechtel, UC San DiegoMechanisms Without Mechanistic ExplanationNaftali Weinberger, Tilburg UniversityThe Identification-problem Of Mechanisms And Weak Mechanistic RealismTobias SchönwitzReal Patterns In Biological ExplanationDaniel Burnston, Tulane University Session Chair: Michael LissackLevels Of Reasons And Causal ExplanationBradford Skow, MITAbstraction, Multiple Realizability, And The Explanatory Value Of Omitting Irrelevant DetailsMatthew Haug, The College of William & MaryHow Do Idealizing Models Provide Understanding-why?Insa Lawler, University of Duisburg-EssenNon-factive Understanding: A Statement And DefenseYannick Doyle, Middlebury College; Spencer Egan, Middlebury College; Noah Graham, Middlebury College; Kareem Khalifa, Middlebury College Session Chair: Aaron Sidney WrightScientific Realism And Primitive OntologyValia Allori, Northern Illinois UniversityA Proposal For A Coherent Ontology Of Fundamental Entities.Diego Romero-Maltrana, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso; Federico Benitez, Univesität BernThe Information-theoretic Interpretation Of Quantum Mechanics & Ontic Structural RealismLucas Dunlap, Western UniversitySwapping Something RealDavid Glick, University of Oxford Session Chair: Nick HuggettOn The Inextendibility Of SpacetimeJohn ManchakCan Typicality Arguments Dissolve Cosmology’s Flatness Problem?C.D. McCoy, University of California San DiegoSimplicity And Unification In Cosmological Model SelectionYann Benétreau-Dupin, University of PittsburghTaking Up Superspace- What Would It Take To Be A Realist About Superspace?Tushar Menon, University of Oxford Session Chair: M.A. HunterAn "ecological" Model Of DisabilityMarco Jacob Nathan, University of Denver; Jeffrey M. Brown, University of DenverModeling Cancer As An Infectious DiseaseKatherine Liu, University of Minnesota; Alan Love, University of Minnesota; Michael Travisano, University of MinnesotaEvolutionary Mismatch And Health: Three IssuesRick Morris, University of California, DavisScience And Proven Experience: A Swedish Variety Of Evidence-based Medicine?Johannes Persson, Lund University; Niklas Vareman, Lund University; Annika Wallin, Lund University; Lena Wahlberg, Lund University; Nils-Eric Sahlin, Lund University Session Chair: Alison SpringleCrash Testing An Engineering Framework In Neuroscience: Does The Idea Of Robustness Break Down?M. Chirimuuta, University of PittsburghDoes The Brain Respect Basic Emotion Theory? Pattern Classification And Correspondence In Fmri ResearchJoseph McCaffrey, University of PittsburghHierarchies In The Visual SystemBryan Chambliss, University of Arizona; Oisin DeeryCausally Interpreting Hodgkin And HuxleyDavid Evan Pence, University of Pittsburgh Session Chair: Zdenka BrzovicMind-dependent KindsMuhammad Ali Khalidi, York UniversityNatural Kinds, Mind Independence, And DefeasibilityMarc Ereshefsky, University of CalgaryThe Mind-independence Standard For Natural Kind RealismLaura Franklin-Hall, New York UniversityCross-cultural Convergence And Mind-independenceDavid Ludwig, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Session Chair: Greg LuskCode Is Fluid: How Computational Models Move And Adapt To New Settings And ApplicationsAnn Johnson, Cornell UniversityThe Discovery And Justification Of Mathematical Knowledge In The Light Of Modern Computational MethodsNicolas Fillion, Simon Fraser UniversityHolism, Or The Degeneration Of Modularity – A Methodological Challenge For ValidationJohannes Lenhard, Bielefeld University, Germany Session Chair: Luis Campos

The session is part of the History of Science Society Program.

“Essential(ist) Tensions between Science, LGBTQ Studies, and LGBTQ Activism,”
Donald Opitz, DePaul University

“When the Historical is Personal: Queer Families and the Law,”
Susan Rensing, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

“HSS and LGBT(Q) Issues: From New Orleans to Atlanta,”
Garland Allen, Washington University in St. Louis

“Queering Scientific Journalism: Some reflections on how to bring Queer/ Cuir history into a larger audience,”
Fabrizzio McManus, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Commentator: Luis Campos (University of New Mexico) 

Session Chair: Jay Labinger

The session is part of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Program

“Code, Labor, and Translation in Early Computing”
Brian Lennon, Pennsylvnia State University

"A More than Wild Surmise: Representing Hyperobjects"
Ellen McManus, Dominican University

"Representing Molecular Biology: Bringing the Scientist Back In"
Steven J. Oscherwitz

"Reading Thoughts and Writing Novels Using EEG Signals"
Frances Lucretia Van Scoy, West Virginia University
Dana Coester, West Virginia Unversity

3:30pm-3:45pm
(Chastain Foyer, Augusta Foyer, & 12th Floor)
3:45pm-5:45pm
(Chastain G (6th Floor))Session Chair: Mi Gyung Kim

This session is co-sponsored by the forum for the History of the Chemical Sciences and the Physical Sciences Forum. The session is part of the History of Science Society Program.

Participants:

  • Lawrence M. Principe ( Johns Hopkins University)
  • Andrea Woody (University of Washington)
  • Mark Waddell (Michigan State University)
  • Michael D. Gordin (Princeton University)
  • Amy Fisher (University of Puget Sound)
  • Buhm Soon Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) 
3:45pm-5:15pm
Session 10
Chastain C (6th Floor)Chastain D (6th Floor)Chastain E (6th Floor)Chastain J (6th Floor)Augusta F (7th Floor)Augusta G (7th Floor)Piedmont 1 (12th Floor)Piedmont 2 (12th Floor)Piedmont 3 (12th Floor)Piedmont 4 (12th Floor)
Session Chair: Donal KhosrowiWho Is Afraid Of Scientific Imperialism?Roberto Fumagalli, University of Bayreuth; London School of Economics; University of PennsylvaniaWhen Ecology Needs Economics And Economics Needs Ecology: Interdisciplinary Exchange In The Age Of HumansS. Andrew Inkpen, University of Pittsburgh; C. Tyler DesRoches, Arizona State University Session Chair: Lynn ChiuEcological Bottlenecks: Microbial Multicellularity As A Response To Environmental StressMakmiller Pedroso, Towson UniversityImprecise Probability And Biological FitnessMarshall Abrams, University of Alabama at BirminghamGenealogy And EvolvabilityCelso Antonio Alves Neto, Leibniz Universitat Hannover Session Chair: Anjan ChakravarttyEight Myths About Scientific RealismAlberto Cordero, CUNY Graduate Center & Queens College CUNYA General Case For Scientific Realism... And For Anti-realismIoannis Votsis, New College of the Humanities; Jamie Rumbelow, New College of the HumanitiesNo Escape For No Miracles: The No-miracles Argument And The Base-rate FallacyAmanda Bryant, CUNY Graduate Center Session Chair: Susan VinebergBayesian Statistical Inference And Approximate TruthOlav Benjamin Vassend, University of Wisconsin--MadisonHypothesis Competition Beyond Mutual ExclusivityJonah Schupbach, University of Utah; David Glass, University of UlsterPragmatism And Objectivity In Subjective BayesianismColin Elliot, Univeristy of Tilburg Session Chair: Anthony FerrucciInterventionist Causation In ThermodynamicsKaren Zwier, Drake UniversityEquivalent And Inequivalent Formulations Of Classical MechanicsThomas Barrett, Princeton UniversityRegularity Comparativism About Mass In Newtonian GravityNiels Martens, University of Oxford Session Chair: Nicolas FillionThe ‘miracle’ Of Applicability? The Curious Case Of The Simple Harmonic OscillatorSORIN BANGU, Univ. of BergenOn The Differential Calculus And Mathematical ConstraintsNoah Stemeroff; Charles DyerPoincare On The Foundation Of Geometry In The UnderstandingJeremy Shipley, McHenry County College Session Chair: Eleanor Gilmore-SzottThe Synergy Of Biases And Stereotype Threats In Science And PhilosophyAnna Leuschner, Leibniz Universität HannoverChallenging The Dichotomy Of Cognitive And Non-cognitive Values: Feminist Values And Evolutionary PsychologySilvia Ivani, Tilburg University; Jan Sprenger, Tilburg UniversityTwo Roads Diverged In A Wood: Indifference To The Difference Between ‘diversity’ And ‘heterogeneity’ Should Be Resisted On Epistemic And Moral GroundsAyelet Shavit, Tel Hai College; Anat Kolumbus, Tel Hai College; Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard University Session Chair: Richard CreathA Tale Of Two Pluralism: Why Science Needs MetaphysicsJamie Shaw, Western UniversityIn Defense Of The Actual Metaphysics Of RaceQuayshawn Spencer, University of PennsylvaniaFrom Macroscopic To Microscopic: The Curious Case Of The MoleJ.E. Wolff, The University of Hong Kong Session Chair: Phillip HonenbergerEliminative Pluralism: The Case Of SpeciesMatthew BarkerScientific Realism And Historical Essences: The Case Of SpeciesMarion Godman, Helsinki UniversityAristotelian Species PluralismJustin Bzovy, Western University Session Chair: Harvey SiegelRtm And Psychometrics As Partial Approaches To MeasurementElina Vessonen, University of CambridgeDisambiguating Latent VariablesS. Brian Hood, University of West Florida
5:30pm-7:00pm
(Peachtree D (8th Floor))

Presentation of Awards

  • 2014 Recent Ph.D. Essay Award
  • 2015 Recent Ph.D. Essay Award
  • 2016 Graduate Student Essay Award
  • 2016 Women's Caucus Prize Symposium
  • 2016 Women’s Caucus Prize in Feminist Philosophy of Science
  • 2016 Hempel Award

Presidential Address

     Introduction: Helen Longino ​(Stanford University)

     Presidential Address: C. Kenneth Waters (University of Calgary)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:15pm-8:30pm
(Chastain 2 & The Overlook (6th Floor))

Hors d’oeuvres. This is a ticketed event. 

Sponsored by

Sunday, 6 November 2016
8:00am-12:00pm
(Savannah E (9th Floor))
8:00am-10:30am
(Augusta Foyer & Augusta A & H (7th Floor))
9:00am-1:00pm
(Chastain B (6th Floor))
9:00am-11:00am
(Chastain D (6th Floor))Session Chair: Khadija Fouad

The session is part of the History of Science Society Program.

“The World as Archive: Charles Darwin’s Conception of the ‘Book of Nature'”
Greg Priest, Stanford University

“A Reappraisal of Darwin’s Engagement with the Work of William Sharp Macleay”
Aaron Novick, University of Pittsburgh

“‘See Mr. Darwin’s Journal, in the Colonial Library’: An Education in Coral Geology for Mid-Victorian Era Readers”
Anne Ricculli, Drew University

“Cunning, Killer Orchids”
Jim Endersby, University of Sussex)

10:15am-11:45am
(Ansley 3 (14th floor))Session Chair: Alfred Nordmann

The session is part of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Program.

“Emerson's Tribunal of Truth: Fiction and the Relational Real”
Laura Dassow Walls, University of Notre Dame

"Fictoins and Explanatory Failure"
Gordon M. Purves, Sacred Heart University

"Imagination Extended and Embedded: An Artifactual Account of Models and Fiction"
Tarja Knuuttila, University of South Carolina, University of Helsinki

"Representation, Simulation and Acting: Henry James's "The Real Thing" and what is Right with Wrong Assumptions"
Michael G. Festl, Universitat St. Gallen

11:05am-11:05am

 

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