French-Fest

21-22. June 2022
University of Leeds

In honour of Prof. Steven French upon his retirement after forty years of philosophy of science.

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Speakers

Steven’s students and protégés from across the world. 

Colin McCullough-Benner (Leeds)
“Exploring the Space Between Semantic and Inferential Accounts of Scientific Representation.”

Otavio Bueno (Miami)
“Structure and Modality: A Modal Way” (Zoom)

James Fraser (Durham)
“On the Epistemology of Infinite Quantum Systems”

James Ladyman (Bristol)
“The Model-Theoretic Approach to Scientific Theories and Ontic Structural Realism”

Peter Vickers (Durham)
“Identifying Future-Proof Science”

Alice Murphy (Munich)
“Agency in an Aesthetics of Science”

Samuel Schindler (Aarhus)
“Predictivism and ad hoc-ness: an empirical study”

Dean Rickles (Sydney)
“On Quantum Existentialism (Zoom)

Kerry McKenzie (San Diego)
“How to do things with structures: on some non-cognitive elements in the work of Steven French”

Anjan Chakravartty (Miami)
“Vikings, Toolboxes, Goldilocks, and Metaphysics: Pragmatist Challenges for Scientific Realism”

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