Norton for Everyone?
October 27 -28, 2018
Center for Philosophy of Science
1008 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Of potential interest to participants: On Friday, October 26, 3:30PM: Hasok Chang will speak in the HPS Lecture Series.
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Our ability to make inductive inferences is what powers the success of science. But what makes such inductive inferences work? John Norton's new book manuscript, The Material Theory of Induction, develops a detailed new answer to this question, with broad implications for the philosophy of science. This conference brings together the latest thinking about ideas in Norton's book, beginning with an opening lecture (Friday afternoon), followed by a day of talks (Saturday) and a day of book-discussion seminars (Sunday).
Preview the book: https://www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton/papers/material_theory/material.html
Richard Dawid, Leah Henderson, Michel Janssen, Molly Kao, Jonathan Livengood, Wendy Parker, Elay Shech, David Wallace
Jonathan Bain, Nora Boyd, Jeremy Butterfield, Siska De Baerdemaeker, Balazs Gyenis, Eric Hatleback, Dasha Pruss, Bryan W. Roberts
John Earman, Bryan W. Roberts, Elay Shech
For more info:
Joyce McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org, Bryan W. Roberts email@example.com, Elay Shech firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Center for Philosophy of Science