Computational Modeling in Philosophy (22 - 23 June 2018)
Computational models are an increasingly important tool in philosophy. They find application in diverse domains such as philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, and social epistemology. Computers allow us to model the evolution of language, individual thought processes, scientific communities, and opinion dynamics in much more sophisticated ways than previously possible. The models employed range from toy models to empirically parameterized representations of dynamical systems. Modelers draw on techniques from a number of areas, from agent-based modeling to artificial neural networks. Computational models contribute to philosophy by allowing for more explicit and rigorous thought experiments and by acting as a methodological bridge to the empirical sciences, for example. This conference aims to foster an exchange among leading researchers in the field concerning the foundations and applications of computational modeling within philosophy and beyond.
The conference is hosted by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich.
- Remco Heesen, University of Cambridge
- Johannes Marx, University of Bamberg
- Cailin O’Connor, University of California, Irvine
Day 1 (Friday, 22 June 2018)
|09:20 - 09:30||Welcome Address|
|09:30 - 10:00||Dunja Šešelja & Daniel Frey: Why Did It Happen the Way It Did? Using Agent-Based Models to Explain Past Scientific Episodes|
|10:05 - 10:35||Malte Doehne & Catherine Herfeld: Conflicts of Interest in Science|
|10:40 - 11:10||Maximilian Noichl: The Analytic/Continental Divide is Small but Stable|
|11:10 - 11:40||Coffee Break|
|11:40 - 12:10||Carlos Santana: Some Good Reasons to Attend Your Own Funeral: Against Scientific Stubbornness|
|12:15 - 12:45||Hannah Rubin & Mike Schneider: Priority and Privilege in Scientific Discovery|
|12:45 - 13:45||Lunch Break|
|13:45 - 14:15||Aydin Mohseni: Truth and Conformity on Networks|
|14:20 - 14:50||Soroush Rafiee Rad & Olivier Roy: Anchoring and Single-Peakedness in Deliberations over Preference Rankings|
|14:55 - 15:25||Manolo Martinez: Representations as Rate-Distortion Sweet Spots|
|15:25 - 15:55||Coffee Break|
|15:55 - 17:10||Keynote: Cailin O’Connor: How to Beat Science and Influence People|
Day 2 (Saturday, 23 June 2018)
|09:15 - 10:30||Keynote: Johannes Marx: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? The Influence of Informational Cascades on the Emergence of Political Revolutions|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 - 11:30||Bert Baumgartner: The Backfire Effect in Opinion Dynamics|
|11:35 - 12:05||Charles Lassiter: Arational Belief Convergence|
|12:10 - 12:40||Borut Trpin, Anna Dobrosovestnova & Sebastian Götzendorfer: Lying: More or less|
|12:40 - 13:40||Lunch Break|
|13:40 - 14:10||Tao Stein: Modeling Ethics as a Computation|
|14:15 - 14:45||Ori Hacohen: Mental Content in Computational Explanations|
|14:45 - 15:15||Coffee Break|
|15:15 - 16:30||Keynote: Remco Heesen: Why Should Scientists Do Good Science?|
Conference participation is free of charge. To register please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to join the Conference Dinner on a Dutch-treat basis please mention it in your registration message.
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