PSA 2000 Program

Thursday          Authors of Contributed Papers
Friday   Chairs of the Contributed Paper Sessions
Saturday   Chairs of the Symposium Sessions

Thursday 2 November, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Session Name Papers
Scientific Modeling
Symposium
Chair: Margaret Morrison; University of Toronto
"Theories, Experiments, and Computational Models"
Paul Humphreys; University of Virginia
"Representation and Reasoning: Making Sense of Modeling in Science"
Andrea I. Woody; University of Washington
"The Use of False Models to Elaborate Constraints on Processes: the Case of Blending Inheritance"
William C. Wimsatt; University of Chicago
"Asymptotics and the Role of Minimal Models"
Robert Batterman; Ohio State University
Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Science
Symposium
Chair: P. Kyle Stanford; University of California, Irvine
"C. S. Peirce on Scientific Method"
Elisabeth A. Lloyd; Indiana University
"John Dewey's Philosophy of Science"
Peter Godfrey-Smith; Stanford University
"C. I. Lewis' A Priori"
Gary Hardcastle; University of Wisconsin
"Philosophy of Science as Social Philosophy: American Pragmatism in the 1930s"
Alan Richardson; University of British Columbia
Experimentation in Neuroscience
Symposium
Chair: Richard Burian; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Establishing Consilience Between Multiple Experimental Models"
William Bechtel; Washington University, St Louis
"Some Epistemic Virtues of Functional Images of the Working Brain"
Jim Bogen; University of Pittsburgh
"What Do the Data Really Show? Connecting Data with Hypotheses"
Valerie Gray Hardcastle; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Interlevel Experiments, Multilevel Mechanisms, and Robustness"
Carl F. Craver; Florida International University
Philosophy of Biology
Contributed Papers
Chair: Bruce Glymour; Kansas State University
"The Balance of Nature metaphor in Population Ecology: Theory or Paradigm?"  (Abstract)
Kim Cuddington; University of Guelph/University of Connecticut
"Modeling Evolution in Theory and Practice"  (Abstract)
Anya Plutynski; University of Pennsylvania
"Model Organisms as Cases: Understanding the 'Lingua Franca' at the Heart of the Human Genome Project" (Abstract)
Rachel A. Ankeny; University of Sydney
"The Scientific Naturalization of Ethics"  (Abstract)
William A. Rottschaefer; Lewis and Clark College
Quantum Mechanics I
Contributed Papers
Chair: Frank Arntzenius; Rutgers University
"Quantum Logic is Alive (and it is true or it is false)"  (Abstract)
Michael Dickson; Indiana University
"A critical look at time-symmetric quantum counterfactuals" (Abstract)
Ruth E. Kastner; University of Maryland
"Explaining Information Transfer in Quantum Teleportation"  (Abstract)
Armond Duwell; University of Pittsburgh
Jeffrey and Bayesian Epistemology
Symposium
Chair: Carl G. Wagner; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Probability Kinematics at the Millenium"
Persi Diaconis; Stanford University
"Finite Additivity and Radical Probabilism"
Sandy Zabell; Northwestern University
"Altruism, Inclusive Fitness, and 'The Logic of Decision'"
Brian Skyrms; University of California, Irvine

Friday 3 November

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Business Meeting
1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Session Name Papers
Experiment and Confirmation
Contributed Papers
Chair: Jason Alexander; University of California, San Diego
"Rethinking 'Experimentation'"  (Abstract)
Michelle Little; Northwestern University
"Confirming Theories One Claim at a Time" (Figure 1)  (Abstract)
Sam Mitchell; Mt. Holyoke College
"Measures of Epistemic Utility and the Value of Experiments"  (Abstract)
Don Fallis; University of Arizona
"The Apparent Superiority of Prediction To Accommodation As A Side Effect: A Reply to Maher"  (Abstract)
Marc Lange; University of Washington, Seattle
Error Statistics and Beyond
Symposium
Chair: Henry E. Kyburg; University of Rochester
"What Experiment Did We Just Do?: Counterfactual Error Statistics and Uncertainties about the Reference Class"  (Abstract)
Kent W. Staley; Arkansas State University
"In Which Error Statistics Rescues Realism from the Pessismistic Induction"  (Abstract)
Peter J. Lewis; University of Miami
"Error and Underdetermination: The Status of Metamethodology"  (Abstract)
Cassandra L. Pinnick; Western Kentucky University
"The Epistemology of Error"  (Abstract)
Douglas Allchin; University of Minnesota
Commentary: "Towards an Error Statistical Philosophy of Science"
Deborah Mayo; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Simplicity, Model Selection, and the Akaike Information Criterion
Symposium
Chair: I. A. Kieseppä; University of Helsinki
"What Does the Akaike Framework Tell us about Empiricism and Scientific Realism?"
Elliott Sober; University of Wisconsin
"The Akaike Information Criterion Compared to Other Methods of Inference"
Malcolm R. Forster; University of Wisconsin
"Simplicity and Scientific Inference"
William Harper; University of Western Ontario
Wayne C. Myrvold; University of Western Ontario
Quantum Computation and Information
Symposium
Chairs:
   Jeffrey Bub; University of Maryland, College Park
   David MacCallum; Carleton College
"Nonlocality and Entanglement in Quantum Information Theory"  (Abstract)
Rob Clifton; University of Pittsburgh
"Quantum Entanglement and Classical Computation"  (Abstract)
David MacCallum; Carleton College
"Quantum Speed-up of Computations"  (Abstract)
Itamar Pitowsky; Hebrew University, Jerusalem
"Quantum Cryptography"  (Abstract)
Jeffrey Bub; University of Maryland, College Park
Theory-Ladeness and the Neurology of Perception
Contributed Papers
Chair: Peter Barker; University of Oklahoma
"Reentrant Neural Pathways and the Theory-Ladenness of Perception"  (Abstract)
Athanasios Raftopoulos; University of Cyprus
"Simulation by Demonstration: The Central Place of Experiment in Helmholtz's Theory of Perception"  (Abstract)
Patrick J. McDonald; University of Notre Dame
"The Theory-Ladeness of Observation and the Theory-Ladeness of the Rest of the Scientific Process" (Abstract)
William F. Brewer; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bruce L. Lambert; University of Illinois at Chicago
"Perceptual Symbols and Taxonomy Comparison"  (Abstract)
Xiang Chen; California Lutheran University
Evolutionary Theory
Contributed Papers
Chair: Sandra Mitchell; University of Pittsburgh
"The Evolution of Sexual Reproduction: Pluralism that is More than a Pragmatic Issue" (Abstract)
Carla Fehr; Iowa State University
"Determinism, Realism, and Probability in Evolutionary Theory: the Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them" (Abstract)
Marcel Weber; Universität Hannover
"Is the Evolutionary Process Deterministic or Indeterministic? An Argument for Agnosticism" (Abstract)
Roberta L. Millstein; California State University, Hayward
"Chance and Indeterminism in Evolutionary Explanation" (Abstract)
Robert C. Richardson; University of Cincinnati

Business Meeting (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Session Name Papers
Bayesian Methodology I
Contributed Papers
Chair: Allan Franklin; University of Colorado
"Old Evidence and New Explanation III"  (Abstract)
Carl G. Wagner; University of Tennessee
"Statistical Model Selection Criteria and Bayesianism"  (Abstract)
I. A. Kieseppä; University of Helsinki
"Bridging a Gap Between Naturalistic and Traditional Approaches in the Philosophy of Science"  (Abstract)
Tetsuji Iseda; Nagoya University
Foundations of Probability
Contributed Papers
Chair: Paul Humphreys; University of Virginia
"Undermining Undermined: Why Humean Supervenience Never Needed to be Debugged (Even If It's a Necessary Truth)"  (Abstract)
John T. Roberts; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Probability and Symmetry"  (Abstract)
Paul Bartha; University of British Columbia
Richard Johns; University of British Columbia
"Short-Run Mechanistic Probability"  (Abstract)
Marshall Abrams; University of Chicago
Quantum Mechanics II
Contributed Papers
Chair: Meir Hemmo; University of Haifa, Israel
"On Dualistic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics"  (Abstract)
Bradley Monton; University of Kentucky
"Which Way Does It Cut? Ockham's Razor in No-Collapse Interpretations"  (Abstract)
Christoph Lehner; California Institute of Technology
Causation and Causal Loops
Contributed Papers
Chair: Mauricio Suarez; University of Bristol
"Causal Relations Among Tokens, Types, and Variables"  (Abstract)
Daniel Hausman; University of Wisconsin
"Causal Loops and the Independence of Causal Facts"  (Abstract)
Phil Dowe; University of Tasmania
"Causal Loops in Quantum Phenomena?"  (Abstract)
Joseph Berkovitz; London School of Economics
Underdetermination of Theories
Contributed Papers
Chair: Richard Healey; University of Arizona
"Realism and Underdetermination: Some Clues From the Practices-Up"  (Abstract)
Alberto Cordero; Queens College & The Graduate Center, CUNY
"Refusing the Devil's Bargain: What Kind of Underdetermination Should We Take Seriously?"  (Abstract)
P. Kyle Stanford; University of California at Irvine
"Application of Mathematics and Underdetermination"  (Abstract)
Otávio Bueno; California State University, Fresno
Statistical Mechanics
Contributed Papers
Chair: Andrew Wayne; Concordia University
"Statistical Mechanics and the Asymmetry of Counterfactual Dependence"  (Abstract)
Adam Elga; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Infinite Systems in SM Explanations: Thermodynamic Limit, Renormalization (semi-) Group, and Irreversibility"  (Abstract)
Chuang Liu; University of Florida
"On the Information Theoretic Approach to Statistical Mechanics"  (Abstract)
James Guszcza

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Session Name Papers
What is the Foundational Significance of Category Theory?
Symposium
Chair: Elaine Landry; Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, Wolfson College, Oxford University
"Category Theory: From the Fundamentals to the Foundations"  (Abstract)
Jean-Pierre Marquis; Universite de Montreal
"Continuity and Logical Completeness: An Application of Topos Theory"  (Abstract)
Steven Awodey; Carnegie Mellon University
New Perspectives on Scientific Rationality
Symposium
Chair: Dominic Murphy; California Institute of Technology
"The Ethics of Using or Not Using Statistical Prediction Rules in Psychological Practice and Related Consulting Activities"  (Abstract)
Robyn M. Dawes; Carnegie Mellon University
"Using Meta-Scientific Studies to Clarify or Resolve Questions in the Philosophy and History of Science"  (Abstract)
David Faust; University of Rhode Island
"50 Years of Successful Predictive Modeling Should be Enough: Lessons for Philosophy of Science"  (Abstract)
Michael Bishop; Iowa State University
J. D. Trout; Loyola University of Chicago
The Gauge Concept in Modern Physics
Symposium
Chair: Tim Maudlin; Rutgers University
"Gauge Matters"
John Earman; University of Pittsburgh
"The Gauge Argument"
Christopher Martin; University of Pittsburgh
"Gauging Out"
Gordon Belot; New York University
Comments: Tim Maudlin; Rutgers University
Critical Aspects of the Dutch Book Argument
Symposium
Chair: Teddy Seidenfeld; Carnegie Mellon University
"The Dutch Book Argument and Rational Belief"  (Abstract)
Henry E. Kyburg; University of Rochester
"Money Pumps and Diachronic Dutch Books"  (Abstract)
Isaac Levi; Columbia University
"Degrees of Incoherence Applied to Statistical Hypothesis Testing at a Fixed Level"  (Abstract)
Teddy Seidenfeld; Carnegie Mellon University
M. J. Schervish; Carnegie Mellon University
J. B. Kadane; Carnegie Mellon University
Experimentation and the Evaluation of Evolutionary Theories
Symposium
Chair: Elisabeth A. Lloyd; Indiana University
"Strategies for Hypothesis Assessment in Evolutionary Biology"
Robert A. Skipper, Jr.; Oregon State University
"Kettlewell from an Error Statistician's Point of View"
David Wyss Rudge; Western Michigan University
"Hypothetico-deductivism in the Philosophy of Biology: Away from Popper and back to Bernard"
Robert N. Brandon; Duke University
Commentary: Michael J. Wade; Indiana University
Science and Values
Contributed Papers
Chair: Phyllis Rooney; Oakland University
"Science, Biases, and the Threat of Global Pessimism"  (Abstract)
K. Brad Wray; University of British Columbia
"Rational Grounds for Trust in Science"  (Abstract)
Kristina Rolin; Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration
"Science and Values: Are Value Judgements Always Irrelevant to the Justification of Scientific Claims?"  (Abstract)
Kristen Intemann; University of Washington

President's Address (6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Michael Friedman; Indiana University

Saturday 4 November

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Backstage at the Journal (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Session Name Papers
Simultaneity, Space, and Spacetime
Contributed Papers
Chair: David Malament; University of California, Irvine
"Definition, Convention, and Simultaneity: Malament's Result and Its Alleged Refutation by Sarkar and Stachel"  (Abstract)
Robert Rynasiewicz; Johns Hopkins University
"Remarks on the Conventionality of Simultaneity"  (Abstract)
Steve Weinstein; Princeton University
"A Quasianalytical Constitution of Physical Space"  (Abstract)
Thomas Mormann; Universidad del País Vasco
"On Becoming, Cosmic Time and Rotating Universes"  (Abstract)
Mauro Dorato; University of Rome Three, Italy
"Can the Bundle Theory save Substantivalism from the Hole Argument?"  (Abstract)
Glenn Parsons; University of Alberta
Patrick McGivern; University of Alberta
Philosophy of Neuroscience: Current Issues and Meta-Considerations
Symposium
Chair: Guven Guzeldere; Duke University
"Recent Work in the Neuroscience of Vision: Some Philosophical Considerations"  (Abstract)
Kathleen Akins; Simon Fraser University
"Explaining Pain Experience in an Information-Theoretic Framework: Introspective Mechanisms and Concept Formation"  (Abstract)
Murat Aydede; University of Chicago
Guven Guzeldere; Duke University
"Is the Neural Level Privileged in the Explanation of the Mental?"  (Abstract)
Owen Flanagan; Duke University
Comments: Patricia Churchland; University of Californa, San Diego
Science and Public Policy
Contributed Papers
Chair: Peter Kirschenmann; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
"Radiobiological Hormesis, Methodological Value Judgments, and Metascience"  (Abstract)
Kristin Shrader-Frechette; University of Notre Dame
"Chemical Hormesis: Assessing the Warrant for Policy-Driven Science"  (Abstract)
Kevin Elliott; University of Notre Dame
"Racism and Human Genome Diversity Research: the Ethical Limits of 'Population Thinking'"  (Abstract)
Lisa Gannett; California State University, Chico
"Ecological Stability, Model Building, and Environmental Policy: A Reply to Some of the Pessimism"  (Abstract)
Jay Odenbaugh; University of Calgary
Theory and Observation
Contributed Papers
Chair: Sherrilyn Roush; Harvard University
"The Recently Claimed Observation of Atomic Orbitals and Some Related Philosophical Issues"  (Abstract)
Eric R. Scerri; University of California, Los Angeles
"The Perspectival Nature of Scientific Observation" (Figure 5 [requires Photoshop])  (Abstract)
Ronald N. Giere; University of Minnesota
"Evaluating Background Independence"  (Abstract)
Robert G. Hudson; Algoma University College
"Primitive Rays and Aetherial Air: On the Impossibility of Theory-Free Experiments"  (Abstract)
Hans Radder; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Broad Theories and Human Behavior
Symposium
Chair: Jonathan Kaplan; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"The Lure of the Simplistic"
John Dupre; University of London
"The Scope of Models of Cultural Process"
Alison Wylie; Washington University, Saint Louis
"Phylogenetic Information and Human Adaptations" (Abstract)
Jonathan Kaplan; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Individualism and Folk Psychology in the Biology of Aggression"
Helen Longino; University of Minnesota
"Genotype-Environment Interactions and our Understanding of the Biological Bases of Human Cognitive Abilities" (Abstract)
Massimo Pigliucci; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Future of the Linnaean Hierarchy
Symposium
Chair: Elliott Sober; University of Wisconsin, Madison
"A Deceptive Illusion: Classifying Trees"
David Hull; Northwestern University
"The Linnaean Hierarchy and its conflicts with the Principle of Evolution"
Kevin de Quieroz; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute
"Abandoning Taxonomic Ranks"
Michael J. Donoghue; Yale University
"Linnaean Ranks: Vestiges of a Bygone Era"  (Abstract)
Marc Ereshefsky; University of Calgary

Backstage at the Journal (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Noretta Koertge Designed primarily for graduate students and others new to academic publishing, this informal session will provide an opportunity to chat with members of the Editorial Staff and Editorial Board of Philosophy of Science.

1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Session Name Papers
Bayesian Methodology II
Contributed Papers
Chair: Christopher Hitchcock; California Institute of Technology
"A Bayesian Account of Independent Evidence With Applications"  (Abstract)
Branden Fitelson; University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Bayesian Statistics in Radiocarbon Calibration" (Abstract)
Daniel Steel; University of Pittsburgh
"Are There Bayesian Success Stories? The Case of the Raven's Paradox"  (Abstract)
Michael B. Kruse; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Science, Evidence, and Evidence-Based Medicine
Symposium
Chair: Clark Glymour; Carnegie Mellon University
"What Kind of Evidence is it that Evidence-Based Medicine Advocates Want Patients, Practitioners, Policy Makers and the Public to Pay Attention To?"  (Abstract)
Brian Haynes; McMaster University
"What Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine?"  (Extended outline)
John Worrall; London School of Economics
"The Implications of EBM for Disunity of Science Philosophy of Science"
Kenneth Schaffner; George Washington University
Reduction, Emergence, and Metaphysics
Contributed Papers
Chair: Jane Duran; University of California, Santa Barbara
"A Field Guide to Reductionism in Ecology" (Abstract)
Christopher Eliot; University of Minnesota
"The Reemergence of 'Emergence'"  (Abstract)
Bryon Cunningham; Emory University
"Deflationary Metaphysics and the Natures of Maps" (Abstract)
Sergio Sismondo; Queen's University
Nicholas Chrisman; University of Washington
Individual and Group-Level Cognition
Contributed Papers
Chair: Mathias Frisch; Northwestern University
"Self-Directed Anticipative Learning Processes in Science" (Abstract)
Wayne Christensen; University of Newcastle C. A. Hooker; University of Newcastle
"Group-Level Cognition"  (Abstract)
Robert A. Wilson; University of Alberta
Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Field Theory
Contributed Papers
Chair: Robert Bishop; IGPP, Freiburg, Germany
"The Principles of Gauging" (Abstract)
Holger Lyre; Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Einstein's Untimely Burial" (Abstract)
Wayne C. Myrvold; University of Western Ontario
"Philosophical Aspects of Algebraic Quantum Theory" (Abstract)
Fredrick M. Kronz; University of Texas, Austin
Deconstructing and/or Reconstructing the Gene: Theoretical and Practical Implications
Symposium
Chair: Stephen M. Downes; University of Utah
"Conceptual Ambiguities in the Concept of a Gene"
David Magnus; University of Pennslyvania
"The Gene-Centered Point of View"
C. Kenneth Waters; University of Minnesota
"Is it Gene-P or Gene-D? That is the Question"
Lenny Moss; University of Notre Dame
Commentator: Peter Godfrey-Smith; Stanford University

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Session Name Papers
Quantum Gravity
Contributed Papers
Chair: John Norton; University of Pittsburgh
"Singularities and Scalar Fields. Matter Theory and General Relativity" (Abstract)
James Mattingly; Indiana University
"Why Quantize Gravity (Or Any Other Field For That Matter)?" (Abstract)
Craig Callender; London School of Economics
Nick Huggett; University of Illinois at Chicago
"Black Hole Remnants and Classical vs. Quantum Gravity"  (Abstract)
Peter Bokulich; University of Notre Dame
"Against the Excesses of Quantum Gravity: A Plea for Modesty"  (Abstract)
Erik Curiel; Stanford University
Formal Learning Theory in the Philosophy of Science
Symposium
Chair: Clark Glymour; Carnegie Mellon University
"Scientific Discovery from the Perspective of Hypothesis Acceptance" (Abstract)
Eric Martin; University of New South Wales
Daniel Osherson; Rice University
"Revolution, Revision, Regress, and Reliability" (Abstract)
Kevin T. Kelly; Carnegie Mellon University
"Inferring Conservation Principles in Particle Physics: A Case Study in Reliable and Efficient Inquiry" (Abstract)
Oliver Schulte; University of Alberta
Mechanism: Explanation, Discovery, and Experimentation
Symposium
Chair: Noretta Koertge; Indiana University
"Rethinking Mechanistic Explanation"
Stuart Glennan; Butler University
"Strategies for Discovering Mechanisms"
Lindley Darden; University of Maryland, College Park
"Evaluating the Use of Experiments in Constructing and Testing Mechanism Schemata"
Sylvia Culp; Western Michigan University
Commentator: "Mechanisms and Causality"
Jim Woodward; California Institute of Technology
History and Philosophy of Science
Contributed Papers
Chair: Richard Grandy; Rice University
"Counterfactual Histories: The Beginning of Quantum Physics" (Figure 1) (Figure 2)  (Abstract)
Osvaldo Pessoa Jr.; Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
"Can a Historian of Science be a Scientific Realist?" (Abstract)
Theodore Arabatzis; MIT and University of Athens
"Descartes' Science, Holism, and the Mechanical Philosophy" (Abstract)
Edward Slowik; Winona State University
"Economics and Kant's Philosophy of Science" (Abstract)
Alex Viskovatoff; University of Pittsburgh
Models and Analogy
Contributed Papers
Chair: Paul Teller; University of California, Davis
"Maps, Models, and Quantum Chaos"  (Abstract)
Alisa N. Bokulich; University of Notre Dame
"Simulations, Models, and Theories: Complex Physical Systems and their Representations" (Abstract)
Eric Winsberg; Northwestern University
"Conceptual Change and the DDI Account of Theoretical Representation" (Abstract)
R. I. G. Hughes; University of South Carolina
"Extrascientific Uses of Physics: the case of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory" (Abstract)
Stephen H. Kellert; Hamline University and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Scientific Realism
Contributed Papers
Chair: Ian Hacking; University of Toronto
"A Different Conception of Scientific Realism: The Case of the Missing Explanandum"  (Abstract)
James K. Derden Jr; Humboldt State University
"Is Structural Realism Possible?"  (Abstract)
Stathis Psillos; University of Athens
"Are Realism and Instrumentalism Methodologically Indifferent?" (Abstract)
Robin Findlay Hendry; University of Durham
"Reference and Resemblance" (Abstract)
Hanne Andersen; University of Copenhagen


 
 

Authors of Contributed Papers

Marshall Abrams; University of Chicago
ab2r@midway.uchicago.edu
"Short-Run Mechanistic Probability"

Hanne Andersen
"Reference and Resemblance"
h.andersen@medphil.ku.dk

Rachel Ankeny
"Model Organisms as Cases: Understanding the 'Lingua Franca'
  at the Heart of the Human Genome Project"
r.ankeny@scifac.usyd.edu.au

Theodore Arabatzis
"Can a Historian of Science be a Scientific Realist?"
tarabatz@cc.uoa.gr

Paul Bartha
"Probability and Symmetry"
bartha@interchange.ubc.ca

Alisa N. Bokulich; University of Notre Dame
Alisa.N.Ellingson.1@nd.edu
"Maps, Models, and Quantum Chaos"

Peter Bokulich
"Black Hole Remnants and Classical vs. Quantum Gravity"
Peter.Bokulich.1@nd.edu

William F. Brewer and Bruce L. Lambert
"The Theory-Ladeness of Observation and the Theory-Ladeness
   of the Rest of the Scientific Process"
w-brewer@uiuc.edu

OtE1vio Bueno; California State University, Fresno
otavio_bueno@csufresno.edu
"Application of Mathematics and Underdetermination"

Craig Callender and Nick Huggett
"Why Quantize Gravity (Or Any Other Field For That Matter?)"
C.Callender@lse.ac.uk, huggett@uic.edu

Xiang Chen
"Perceptual Symbols and Taxonomy Comparison"
chenxi@clunet.edu

Wayne Christensen; University of Newcastle
C. A. Hooker; University of Newcastle
plwdc@cc.newcastle.edu.au
"Self-Directed Anticipative Learning Processes in Science"

Alberto Cordero
"Realism and Underdetermination: Some Clues From the Practices-Up"
corde@prodigy.net

Kim Cuddington; University of Guelph/University of Connecticut
kcudding@uconnvm.uconn.edu
"The 'Balance of Nature' metaphor in population ecology: theory or
paradigm?"

Byron Cunningham
"The Reemergence of 'Emergence'"
bcunn03@emory.edu

Erik Curiel
"Against the Excesses of Quantum Gravity: A Plea for Modesty"
encuriel@gab.stanford.edu

James K. Derden Jr; Humboldt State University
jkd2@axe.humboldt.edu
"A Different Conception of Scientific Realism: The Case of the Missing
Explanandum"

Michael Dickson; Indiana University
"Quantum Logic is Alive (and it is true or it is false)"
midickso@indiana.edu

Mauro Dorato; University of Rome Three, Italy
dorato@uniroma3.it
"On Becoming, Cosmic Time, and Rotating Universes"

Phil Dowe
"Causal Loops and the Independence of Causal Facts"
Phil.Dowe@utas.edu.au

Armond Duwell
"Explaining Information Transfer in Quantum Teleportation"
aduwell@hotmail.com

Christopher Eliot; University of Minnesota
eliot001@tc.umn.edu
"A Field Guide to Reduction in Ecology"

Adam Elga
"Statistical Mechanics and the Asymmetry of Counterfactual Dependence"
adam@mit.edu

Kevin Elliott; University of Notre Dame
elliott.23@nd.edu
"Chemical Hormesis: Assessing the Warrant for Policy-Driven Science"

Don Fallis; University of Arizona
fallis@u.arizona.edu
"Measures of Epistemic Utility and the Value of Experiments"

Carla Fehr
"The Evolution of Sexual Reproduction: Pluralism that is
  More than a Pragmatic Issue"
cfehr@iastate.edu

Branden Fitelson
"A Bayesian Account of Independent Evidence With Applications"
fitelson@students.wisc.edu

Lisa Gannett
"Racism and Human Genome Diversity Research: the Ethical
  Limits of 'Population Thinking'"
lagannett@ucdavis.edu

Ronald N. Giere; University of Minnesota
giere@maroon.tc.umn.edu
"The Perspectival Nature of Scientific Observation"

James Guszcza
Jguszcza@allstate.com
"On the Information Theoretic Approach to Statistical Mechanics"

Daniel Hausman; University of Wisconsin
dhausman@facstaff.wisc.edu
"Causal Relations Among Tokens, Types, and Variables"

Robin Findlay Hendry
"Are Realism and Instrumentalism Methodologically Indifferent?"
R.F.Hendry@durham.ac.uk

Robert G. Hudson; Algoma University College
hudsonr@vt.edu
"Evaluating Background Independence"

R. I. G. Hughes; University of South Carolina
HughesR@gwm.sc.edu
"Conceptual Change and the DDI Account of Theoretical Representation"

Kristen Intemann
"Science and Values: Are Value Judgements Always Irrelevant
  to the Justification of Scientific Claims?"
intemann@u.washington.edu

Tetsuji Iseda; Nagoya University
iseda@info.human.nagoya-u.ac.jp
"Bridging a Gap: A Proposal on Two Approaches in the Philosophy of
Science"

Ruth E. Kastner; University of Maryland
rkastner@wam.umd.edu
"A critical look at time-symmetric quantum counterfactuals"

Stephen Kellert
"Extrascientific Uses of Physics: the case of Nonlinear
  Dynamics and Chaos Theory"
skellert@gw.hamline.edu

I. A. Kieseppa
"Statistical Model Selection Criteria and Bayesianism"
kieseppa@cc.helsinki.fi

Fredrick M. Kronz; University of Texas, Austin
kronz@mail.utexas.edu
"Interpretive Issues of Algebraic Quantum Theory"

Michael B. Kruse; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
mkruse@vt.edu
"Are There Bayesian Success Stories? The Case of the Raven's Paradox"

Marc Lange; University of Washington, Seattle
mlange@u.washington.edu
"The Apparent Superiority of Prediction to Accomodation As A Side
Effect: A Reply to Maher"

Christoph Lehner; California Institute of Technology
lehner@einstein.caltech.edu
"Which Way Does It Cut? Ockham's Razor in No-Collapse Interpretations"

Michelle Little; Northwestern University
mlittle@gb.nrao.edu
"Rethinking 'Experimentation'"

Chuang Liu
"Infinite Systems in SM Explanations: Thermodynamic Limit,
  Renormalization (semi-) Group, and Irreversibility"
cliu@phil.ufl.edu

Holger Lyre
"Gauge Theoretic Conventionalism and the Generalized Equivalence Principle"
holger.lyre@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

Patrick J. McDonald; University of Notre Dame
pmcdonal@darwin.helios.nd.edu
"Simulation by Demonstration: the Central Place of Experiment in
Helmholtz's Theory of Perception"

James Mattingly
"Singularities, Scalar Fields, and Quantum Gravity"
jamattin@indiana.edu

Roberta L. Millstein; California State University, Hayward
rmillstein@csuhayward.edu
"Is the Evolutionary Process Deterministic or Indeterministic? An
Argument for Agnosticism"

Sam Mitchell; Mt. Holyoke College
smitchel@mtholyoke.edu
"Confirming Theories One Claim at a Time"

Bradley Monton; University of Kentucky
bm06@aub.edu.lb
"On Dualistic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics"

Thomas Mormann; Universidad del PaEDs Vasco
ylxmomot@sf.ehu.es
"A Quasianalytical Constitution of Physical Space"

Wayne C. Myrvold; University of Western Ontario
wmyrvold@julian.uwo.ca
"Einstein's Untimely Burial"

Jay Odenbaugh
"Ecological Stability, Model Building, and Environmental Policy:
  A Reply to Some of the Pessimism"
jpodenba@ucalgary.ca

Glenn Parsons and Patrick McGivern
"Can the Bundle Theory save Substantivalism from the Hole Argument?"
gparsons@ualberta.ca, mcgivern@ualberta.ca

Osvaldo Pessoa Jr.
"Counterfactual Histories: The Beginning of Quantum Physics"
opessoa@ufba.br, cicadao@uol.com.br

Anya Plutynski
"Modeling Evolution in Theory and Practice"
plutynsk@mail.sas.upenn.edu

Stathis Psillos
"Is Structural Realism Possible?"
psillos@netplan.gr

Hans Radder; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
H.Radder@ph.vu.nl
"Primitive Rays and Aetherial Air: On the Impossibility of Theory-Free
Experiments"

Thanos Raftopoulos
"Reentrant Neural Pathways and the Theory-Ladenness of Perception"
araftop@ucy.ac.cy

Robert C. Richardson; University of Cincinnati
Robert.Richardson@uc.edu
"Chance and Indeterminism in Evolutionary Explanation"

John T. Roberts
"Undermining Undermined: Why Humean Supervenience
  Never Needed to be Debugged (Even If It's a Necessary Truth)"
jtrosap@email.unc.edu

Kristina Rolin; Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration
Kristina.Rolin@Helsinki.fi
"Rational Grounds for Trust in Science"

William A. Rottschaefer; Lewis and Clark College
rotts@lclark.edu
"The Scientific Naturalization of Ethics"

Robert Rynasiewicz
"Definition, Convention, and Simultaneity: Malament's Result
  and Its Alleged Refutation by Sarkar and Stachel"
ryno@ryno.phl.jhu.edu

Eric R. Scerri
"The Recently Claimed Observation of Atomic Orbitals and Some
  Related Philosophical Issues"
scerri@purdue.edu

Kristin Shrader-Frechette; University of Notre Dame
Kristin.Shrader-Frechette.1@nd.edu
"Radiobiological Hormesis, Methodological Value Judgements, and
Metascience"

Sergio Sismondo and Nicholas Chrisman
"Deflationary Metaphysics and the Natures of Maps"
chrisman@u.washington.edu, sismondo@post.queensu.ca

Robert A. Skipper, Jr.
" Warranting Empirical Claims in Evolutionary Biology:
  Towards a Synthetic Approach"
Robert A. Skipper, Jr.; Oregon State University

Edward Slowik; Winona State University
eslowik@vax2.winona.msus.edu
"Descartes' Science, Holism, and the Mechanical Philosophy"

Kyle Stanford
"Fool's Errand, Devil's Bargain: What Kind of Underdetermination
  Should We Take Seriously?"
stanford@uci.edu

Daniel Steel
"Bayesian Statistics in Radiocarbon Calibration"
dpsst19@pitt.edu

Alex Viskovatoff; University of Pittsburgh
viskov+@pitt.edu
"Economics and Kant's Philosophy of Science"

Carl G. Wagner
"Uncertain Old Evidence and Probabilistic New Explanation"
cwagner@utk.edu, wagner@math.utk.edu

Marcel Weber
"Determinism, Realism, and Probability in Evolutionary Theory:
  the Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them"
weber@mbox.ww.uni-hannover.de

Steve Weinstein; Princeton University
sw@princeton.edu
"Remark on the Conventionality of Simultaneity"

Robert Wilson
"Group-Level Cognition"
rwilson@uiuc.edu

Eric Winsberg
"Simulations, Models, and Theories: Complex Physical
  Systems and their Representations"
e-winsberg@nwu.edu

K. Brad Wray
"Science, Biases, and the Threat of Global Pessimism"
kbwray@interchange.ubc.ca
 
 

Chairs of the Contributed Paper Sessions

Philosophy of Biology
 Chair: Bruce Glymour; Kansas State University
 glymour@ksu.edu

Quantum Mechanics I
 Chair: Frank Arntzenius; Rutgers University
 arntzeni@rci.rutgers.edu

Theory-Ladeness and the Neurology of Perception
 Chair: Peter Barker; University of Oklahoma
 barkerp@ou.edu

Evolutionary Theory
 Chair: Sandra Mitchell; University of Pittsburgh
 smitchel+@pitt.edu

Bayesian Methodology I
 Chair: Allan Franklin; University of Colorado
 allan.franklin@colorado.edu

Foundations of Probability
 Chair: Paul Humphreys; University of Virginia
 pwh2a@virginia.edu

Quantum Mechanics II
 Chair: Meir Hemmo
 meir@research.haifa.ac.il

Causation and Causal Loops
 Chair: Mauricio Suarez; University of Bristol
 m.suarez@bristol.ac.uk

Underdetermination of Theories
 Chair: Richard Healey; University of Arizona
 rhealey@u.arizona.edu

Statistical Mechanics
 Chair: Andrew Wayne; Concordia University
 awayne@alcor.concordia.ca

Science and Values
 Chair: Phyllis Rooney
 rooney@oakland.edu

Simultaneity, Space, and Spacetime
 Chair: David Malament; University of California, Irvine
 dmalamen@uci.edu

Science and Public Policy
 Chair: Peter Kirschenmann;
 peterp@nat.vu.nl

Theory and Observation
 Chair: Sherrilyn Roush; Harvard University
 roush@ruf.rice.edu

Bayesian Methodology II
 Chair: Christopher Hitchcock; California Institute of Technology<br>
 cricky@caltech.edu

Reduction, Emergence, and Metaphysics
 Chair: Jane Duran; University of California, Santa Barbara
 jduran@education.ucsh.edu

Individual and Group-Level Cognition
 Chair: Mathias Frisch; Northwestern University
 m-frisch@nwu.edu

Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Field Theory
 Chair: Robert Bishop; IGPP, Freiburg, Germany
 rcb@igpp.de

Quantum Gravity
 Chair: John Norton; University of Pittsburgh
 jdnorton+@pitt.edu

History and Philosophy of Science
 Chair: Richard Grandy; Rice University
 rgrandy@rice.edu

Models and Analogy
 Chair: Paul Teller; University of California, Davis
 prteller@ucdavis.edu

Scientific Realism
 Chair: Ian Hacking; University of Toronto
 ihack@chass.utoronto.ca
 
 

Chairs of the Symposium Sessions

Scientific Modeling
 Chair: Margaret Morrison; University of Toronto
 mmorris@chass.utoronto.ca

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Science
 Chair: Peter Godfrey-Smith; Stanford University
 pgs@csli.stanford.edu

Experimentation in Neuroscience
 Chair: Richard Burian; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 rmburian@vt.edu

Jeffrey and Bayesian Epistemology
 Chair: Carl G. Wagner; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 wagner@math.utk.edu

Error Statistics and Beyond
 Chair: Henry E. Kyburg; University of Rochester
 kyburg@cs.rochester.edu

Simplicity, Model Selection, and the Akaike Information Criterion
 Chair: I. A. Kieseppä; University of Helsinki
 kieseppa@cc.helsinki.fi

Quantum Computation and Information
 Chairs: Jeffrey Bub; University of Maryland, College Park
         David MacCallum; Carleton College
 jbub@carnap.umd.edu
 dmaccall@carleton.edu

What is the Foundational Significance of Category Theory?
 Chair: Elaine Landry; McGill University
 elaine@philo.mcgill.ca

New Perspectives on Scientific Rationality
 Chair: Michael Bishop; Iowa State University
 mikebish@iastate.edu

The Gauge Concept in Modern Physics
 Chair: Tim Maudlin; Rutgers University
 maudlin@rclrutgers.edu

Critical Aspects of the Dutch Book Argument
 Chair: Teddy Seidenfeld; Carnegie Mellon University
 teddy@stat.cmu.edu

Experimentation and the Evaluation of Evolutionary Theories
 Chair: Elisabeth A. Lloyd; Indiana University
 ealloyd@indiana.edu

Philosophy of Neuroscience: Current Issues and Meta-Considerations
 Chair: Guven Guzeldere; Duke University
 guven@aas.duke.edu

Broad Theories and Behavior
 Chair: Jonathan Kaplan; University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 jkaplan@utk.edu

The Future of the Linnaean Hierarchy
 Chair: Elliott Sober; University of Wisconsin, Madison
 ersober@facstaff.wisc.edu

Science, Evidence, and Evidence-Based Medicine
 Chair: Clark Glymour; Carnegie Mellon University
 cg09+@andrew.cmu.edu, cglymour@ucsd.edu

Deconstructing and/or Reconstructing the Gene: Theoretical and
Practical Implications
 Chair: Stephen M. Downes; University of Utah
 s.downes@m.cc.utah.edu

Formal Learning Theory in the Philosophy of Science
 Chair: Clark Glymour; Carnegie Mellon University
 cg09+@andrew.cmu.edu, cglymour@ucsd.edu

Mechanism: Explanation, Discovery, and Experimentation
 Chair: Noretta Koertge; Indiana University
 koertge@indiana.edu