Events from 12 March, 2014
12th March, 2014 to 14th March, 2014
Speakers include: Manfred Frank, Kate Rigby, Richard Eldridge, Stephen Gaukroger, Paul Redding, Brady Bowman, Heikki Ikäheimo, Anik Waldow, Dalia Nassar, Jennifer Milam
Sponsored by the Arts Faculty at the University of New South Wales and the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney.
20th March, 20149:15-5:30
Participants: Peter Anstey, Katherine Dunlop, Stephen Gaukroger, Kristen Walsh
25th March, 20146pm
22nd April, 2014 to 24th April, 2014
On behalf of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP), the University of Sydney will be hosting the 2014 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (APPC) from the 22nd to the 24th of April. The conference is designed to bring together postgraduate philosophy students giving them the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy.
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8th May, 2014 to 9th May, 2014
Historical science is sometimes carried out under poor epistemic conditions: there is a dearth of direct evidence for theories about the deep past, as the downstream effects of many past events are scattered and degraded. Some philosophers and scientists are sceptical about our ability to uncover facts about the deep past, and yet, in the face of epistemic deprivation, historical scientists produce (at least sometimes) well-supported theories and hypotheses. This suggests that philosophers have underestimated the ingenuity of historical scientists. By incorporating approaches and evidence from a wide variety of disciplines, taking surrogative approaches such as analogous reasoning and modelling, and by weaving complex, interdependent explanations, they extend our reach into the past. The aim of this workshop is to extend our models of historical confirmation by considering two broad questions: (1) How should we understand evidence in the historical sciences? (2) How should this affect our optimism or otherwise about scientists’ abilities to uncover historical facts?
27th August, 2014 to 29th August, 2014
This colloquium forms part of Professor Peter Anstey’s ARC Future Fellowship project on ‘The nature and status of principles in early modern philosophy’. It is sponsored by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science.