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::: center home >> events >> conferences >> 2018-19 >>Norton for Everyone

Norton for Everyone?
October 26 -28, 2018
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA


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

Speakers: Hasok Chang, Richard Dawid, Michel Janssen, Molly Kao, Jonathan Livengood, Wendy Parker, Elay Shech, David Wallace

Seminar Leaders: Jonathan Bain, Nora Boyd, Jeremy Butterfield, Siska De Baerdemaeker, Balazs Gyenis, Eric Hatleback, Dasha Pruss, Bryan W. Roberts, Chris Smeenk

Organizing Committee: John Earman, Bryan W. Roberts, Elay Shech

For more info: Bryan W. Roberts b.w.roberts@lse.ac.uk


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