Past events 2007

Ontological Commitment, Sydney, 30 November-1 December, 2007

This two-day conference at Tusculum, Potts Point, presented recent work on ontological commitment. Confirmed speakers are Berit Brogaard (Missouri/ANU), Mark Colyvan (Sydney), Uriah Kiegel (Arizona/Sydney), Kristie Miller (Sydney), Michaelis Michael (UNSW), Luca Moretti (Sydney), Jonathan Schaffer (ANU) and Amie Thomasson (Miami). Further details including slides are available [need to fix link]here.

Retrocausal models in quantum mechanics, Sydney, 16 November, 2007

This workshop presented recent work principally by members of the Centre for Time. Further details here.

The Origins and Functions of Causal Thinking IV, Venice, 25-27 October, 2007

This was the fourth workshop in an interdisciplinary series on this theme. The first workshop was held in Venice in May 2004, and details of the second and third may be found below. Speakers at the 2007 workshop included Maria Carla Galavotti (Bologna), Peter Godfrey-Smith (Harvard), Daniel Hausman (Wisconsin-Madison), Jim Woodward (Caltech), James Joyce (Michigan), Damien Fennel (LSE), John Campbell (Berkeley), Alison Gopnik (Berkeley), Josef Perner (Salzburg) Nancy Cartwright (LSE), Paolo Garbolino (Iuav), Chris Hitchcock (Caltech), Peter Menzies (Macquarie) and Huw Price (Sydney). A program is available here.

EPR workshop, 29-31 August, 2007

A meeting on Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism, held in Sydney. Speakers included Simon Blackburn (Cambridge), Bob Brandom (Pittsburgh), Alexis Burgess (Stanford), Jamie Dreier (Brown), Allan Gibbard (Michigan), David Macarthur (Sydney), Philip Pettit (Princeton), Huw Price (Sydney), Geoff Sayre-McCord (UNC, Chapel Hill), Amie Thomasson (Florida) and Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins). Further details here.

ANU-Sydney-Kyoto workshop on probability, 29-30 June, 2007

This workshop was held in Sydney, in conjunction with a visit by Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto) and some of his research students. Further details may be found here, and some pictures of the event here. [need to fix destinations]

Evidence workshop, 8-9 January, 2007

The Centre was part-sponsor of this workshop on the use of the concept of evidence in the biohumanities, organised by our former Research Development Officer, Dr Jason Grossman.