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Computational Methods in Philosophy

Date: April 11th, 2014
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Location: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room A 120 (PDF, 673 kb)

Recently, computational methods have become an important tool in philosophy of science, epistemology, and value theory. For example, computer simulations have been used to address several central philosophical topics including (1) the evolution of language, (2) paradigm shifts and discovery within scientific communities, (3) the emergence of social norms and morality, and more. In this event, we plan to showcase research by current faculty, students, and visitors at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) who employ computational methods. We also hope to stimulate interest in the methodology of such computational methods and to encourage collaboration among philosophers and scientists working in this area.


14:00 Conor Mayo-Wilson: Introductory Remarks
14:10 - 15:15 Kevin Zollman: Computer Simulation: A Tool for the Philosopher
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 15:50 Will Nalls: The Impact of Deception on Learning in Signaling Games
15:50 - 16:10 Berta Grimau: Empathy versus Punishment in the Evolution of Fairness
16:10 - 16:30 Soroush Rafiee Rad: Voting, Deliberation and Truth
16:30 - 16:50 Hannah Übler: Simulating the Emergence of Norms
16:50 Conor Mayo-Wilson: Concluding Remarks