21-22. June 2022
University of Leeds
In honour of Prof. Steven French upon his retirement after forty years of philosophy of science.
Steven’s students, friends and colleagues from across the world.
Day 1: 21. June
Samuel Schindler (Aarhus)
“Predictivism and ad hoc-ness: an empirical study”
Peter Vickers (Durham)
“Identifying Future-Proof Science”
Michel Ghins (Louvain)
“Scientific realism without abduction”
Break – Coffee etc.
Otavio Bueno (Miami)
“Structure and Modality: A Modal Way” (Zoom)
Kerry McKenzie (San Diego)
“How to do things with structures: on some non-cognitive elements in the work of Steven French”
Drinks and Dinner
Day 2: 22. June
Callum Duguid (Leeds)
Colin McCullough-Benner (Leeds)
“Exploring the Space Between Semantic and Inferential Accounts of Scientific Representation.”
James Fraser (Durham)
“On the Epistemology of Infinite Quantum Systems”
Break – lunch
James Ladyman (Bristol)
“The Model-Theoretic Approach to Scientific Theories and Ontic Structural Realism”
Alice Murphy (Munich)
“Agency in an Aesthetics of Science”
Anjan Chakravartty (Miami)
“Vikings, Toolboxes, Goldilocks, and Metaphysics: Pragmatist Challenges for Scientific Realism”
Venue: Civil Engineering LT A (1.10), University of Leeds.
Inquires to J.T.Saatsi@leeds.ac.uk