Balázs Gyenis









Papers & talks


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When I have my camera with me I take photos of academic talks I attend. You can find a selection from the past few years below; newer items are on the top.

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WIP: Bihui Li: Breakdowns in the Vending Machine.

ALS: Bill Unruh: "Measurement of Hawking Radiation in an Analog System". Ted Newman, Bill Unruh, John Earman and John Norton on the same photo - priceless.

Post market job mortem talk by Jonathan and Jonah.

HPS Alumni talk: Daniel Steel: "Robust Decision Making and the Precautionary Principle".

WIP: Thomas Cunningham: "What is 'Group Decision-Making'?"

ALS: Kenneth Kendler: "Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry".

Pitt-CMU conference talk: Arthur Fine: "Structural Realism: Then and Now".

CMU: Wayne Myrvold: "Maxwell and a third second law of thermodynamics".

Bob Batterman: "A methodology for applied mathematics".

LTT: David John Baker: "How is Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Possible?"

LTT: Tomasz Placek: "On models with separate systems of screeners for Bell's correlations".

LTT: John Worrall: "In Defence of Structural Realism; or: the 'Newman Objection', what objection?"

LTT: Elisabeth Nemeth: "Ernst Mach's 'Method of Variation' in Otto Neurath's Economic Theory".

LTT: Bert Leuridan: "Representing the Theory of Classical Genetics with Special Attention to Causation".

LTT: John Norton: "Waiting for Landauer".

Jonathan Livengood's pre-job-interview talk.

ALS: Paul Humphreys: "Contextual Emergence".

ALS: Huw Price: "Time's Arrow and Eddington's Challenge."

LTT: Kareem Khalifa: "Inaugurating Understanding or Repackaging Explanation?"

ALS: Peter Achinstein: "Scientific Exercises and Speculations: Maxwell's Three Methods."

LTT: J. D. Trout: "Why Fluent Explanations Feel Truthy."

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "Optimalization in Nature".

Marton Mihaltz's PhD defense.

New Directions in the Foundations of Physics Conference

Michel Janssen: "(Never) Mind your p's and q's: von Neumann versus Jordan on the Foundations of Quantum Theory".

Elise Crull: "Something Old, Something New: Heisenberg's Response to EPR".

Bill Unruh: "Black Hole Thermodynamics".

Fernando Brandao: "A Reversible Framework for Entanglement and General Resource Theories".

Jeremy Butterfield gives a brief intro.

Dan Browne: "The Computational Character of Quantum Correlations".

Scott Aaronson: "Quantum Computing with Closed Timelike Curves".

Valerio Scarani: "Information Causality as a New Physical Principle".

Caslav Brukner: "Nonlocal Setting and Outcome Information for Violation of Bell's Inequality".

Roderich Tumulka: "The GRW Flash Theory and the Conway-Kochen 'Free Will' Theorem".

WIP: Julia Bursten: "To do with models, explanation and the valence bond".

WIP: Peter Distelzweig: "17th Century Teleo-Mechanics: Muscle, Mathematics and Animal Locomotion".

WIP: Tom Pashby: "On Dirac's Discovery of His Electron Equation".

John Earman: Implications of permutation invariance for the classical limit, Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles, and entanglement.

Ben Jantzen presents his own spiel on permutation invariance.

WIP: Jonathan Livengood: "Four Varieties of Causal Reasoning Problems"

ALS: Catherine Wilson: "The Paradoxes of Perception: Cartesian Sources - and Solutions"

WIP: Jonah Schupbach: "Comparing Probabilistic Measures of Explanatory Power".

John Earman: Superselection rules and how to implement permutation invariance in QM.

LTT: Wolfgang Pietsch: "Transient Underdetermination and 19th-Century Electrodynamics".

CT: Kenneth Waters: "Somewhat Antirealist Bottom-up Realism".

Justin Sytsma's job market post-mortem.

HPS Alumni talk: Andrea Woody: "Attention to Practice: Models, Molecules, and Making Sense".

Pitt/CMU Grad Student Philosophy Conference

Foad Dizadji-Bahmani: "Nagelian Reduction Reloaded"

Samuel Fletcher: "Spin Glasses: Explanation and Non-Rigorous Methods"

Ben Jantzen: Comments on Nagelian Reduction and Mathematical Assimilation.

Mark Wilson: "How 'Wave Front' Found its Truth Values"

LTT: Wayne Myrvold: "On the Structure of Anthropic Arguments."

Peter Distelzweig's prospectus-in-progress talk.

LTT: Allan Walstad: "A Critical Reexamination of the Electrostatic Aharonov-Bohm Effect."

Marcus' WIP talk on Hume and conventionalism.

CT: Edda Thiels: "Discovering Mechanisms in Cognitive Neurobiology: An Experimentalist's Perspective."

Justin Sytsma's WIP talk.

LTT: Tomasz Placek: "A Locus for 'Now' - a Modal Perspective".

Jonathan Livengood, Justin Sytsma, and David Rose gives a joint talk: "Folk Intuitions and Theories of Actual Causation: A Hitch in Hitchcock's Account"

ALS: Jeremy Avigad: "Understanding, Formal Verification, and the Philosophy of Mathematics"

Workshop on Sandy Mitchell's Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity and Policy

Jim Bogen's spiel.

Dale Jamieson's remarks.

Sandy's defense.

LTT: Susan Sterrett: "Similarity and induction."

LTT: Meinard Kuhlmann: "Explaining Dynamically Complex Behavior."

Laszlo Tengelyi: "A fenomenológia módszertani transzcendentalizmusa".

PhD defense of Gergo Szekely: First-Order Logic Investigation of Relativity Theory.

Catherine Stinson's WIP talk on explanations in cognitive neuroscience/psychology.

CT: Robert Rynasiewicz: "Science, Supposition and Reference: The New Program"

Francis Crick: Hunter of Life's Secrets by Robert Olby Workshop with Michael Dietrich, Rick Grush, and of course Bob, and a dinner afterwards.

CT: Hasok Chang: "A Case for Scientific Pluralism".

LTT: Robert Rupert: "Do Group Cognitive States Play a Causal-Explanatory Role?"

LTT: Michela Massimi: "'Carving Nature at Its Joints'. Natural Kinds, Kantian Kinds, and the Problem of Induction."

Jason Byron's WIP talk on the definition of health, or rather the needlessness of it.

LTT: Alan Baker: "Science-driven Mathematical Explanation".


LTT: John Norton: "Cosmology and Inductive Inference: A Bayesian Failure."

Mark Sprevak: "Does a rock perform every computation?"

LTT: Slobodan Perovic: "Examining the Limits of Physics: Experimental Diversity Versus the Physics of Big Experiments."

Tom Pashby's WIP talk on Relational Quantum Mechanics.

ALS: Kristin Shrader-Frechette: "Epidemiological Method, Causal Inference, and Non-Randomized Statistics: The Case of Three Mile Island"

XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology.

Actions, Reasons, and Desires: Gary Watson on Freedom and Agency. Presentations of Gary Watson, Ferenc Huoranszki and Andras Szigeti.

Habermas conference.

Tibor Barany's talk on the connection between intentionality and intensionality.

Ph.D. defense of Csaba Henk.

Gergo Szekely's presentation on axiomatizing special relativity.

36th Annual Philosophy of Science Conference, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik

Kathleen Okruhlik: Misrepresenting Science.

Doreen Fraser: The Applicability of Mathematics and Scientific Realism.

James McAllister: What do Patters in Empirical Data Tell Us About Structures in the World.

Mark Shumelda: Why Philosophers Should be Interested in Quantum Graphity.

Mauricio Suarez: A History of Quantum Propensities.

Oliver Pooley: Relativity and The Passage of Time.

Mladen Domazet: Law-constitutive Definition of Objects at the Level of Microstructure.

F.A. Muller: The Second Underdetermination Thesis. There was blood.

Mauro Dorato: Structural Explanation and Structural Realism.

Anian Chakravartty: Subatomic Ontology and Structural Realism.

Hilary Greaves: The Empirical Significance of ("Global" and "Local") Symmetries.

Nenad Miscevic: Dispositionalism vs. Semantic Theory.

Frank Arntzenius: Nominalizing Modern Physics.

Josephine Papst: On Newton's Time.

Dennis Lehmkuhl: What is a (Classical) Unified Field Theory?

Ruediger Schack: From Dutch Book Coherence to Quantum Coherence.

Boris Grozdanoff: Millean Properties for the Fregean.

Logics of Consequence: A Celebration of Nuel Belnap's Work in Philosophical Logic.

Peter Gildenhuys' WIP/job-talk.

Undetermination Workshop (photos: John Norton, Kyle Stanford, and John Manchak)

Elay's WIP talk on Kevin Davey's stat-thermo argument.

ALS: James Griesemer: "The Relative Significance of Epigenetic Inheritance in Evolution."

LTT: Martin Bertman: "Hobbes: Science and the Science of Politics".

Justin Sytsma and Bryan Roberts exposed at the Pitt Grad Expo.

Jonathan's WIP talk: actual causality and voting scenarios.

ALS: Sean Carroll: "The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time".

WIP Talk: Tom Pashby on Relational Quantum Theory.

LTT: Erik Curiel: "Against Denoting - Why Rigid Designation and the Causal Theory of Reference Cannot Stand."

Giovanni Valente's job talk: "On the persistence of entanglement in relativistic quantum field theory."

LTT: John Norton: "Deductively definable logics of induction."

LTT: Michael Weisberg: "Epistemic Landscape Models of Cognitive Labor."

John Manchak's job talk at Pitt.

Erik Curiel's mock job talk.

LTT: Frederica Russo: "Measuring Variations," and a dinner afterwards.

LTT: Laura Felline: "Structural Explanations."

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "On the Implications of Oversimplification."

Balazs Kovacs: "A Generalized Model of Similarity for Relational Data."

Balazs Csanad Csaji's Ph.D. defense.

Ferenc Huoranszki: "The Contingency of Causal Relations."

Marton Gomori: "Covariance of electrodynamics - a logico-empiricist reconstruction."

Peter Varga's lecture on Husserl.

Katherine Brading introducing the Symmetry Symposium.

Richard Healey: A Tale of Two Symmetries.

Hilary Greaves: Think Locally, Act Globally: On the Empirical Significance of `Local' Symmetries.

David Wallace: Faraday's Cage; Einstein's Lift; Galileo's Black Hole.

Roman Frigg: Typicality and the Approach to Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics.

Kevin Davey: Technical and Conceptual Problems with Gibbs Canonical Distribution.

Richard Dawid: On the Conflicting Assessments of the Current Status of String Theory.

Steve Weinstein: Anthropic Reasoning in Multiverse Cosmology and String Theory.

John Earman introduces the Algebraic Quantum Field Theory Symposium.

Jeremy Butterfield: On Space-like Correlations in Quantum Field Theory.

Giovanni Valente: On the Persistence of Entanglement in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory.

Stephen J. Summers: Subsystems and Independence in Microscopic Relativistic Physics.

Miklos Redei: Operational Independence in Quantum Field Theory.

Joint discussion with Giovanni, Stephen, Miklos and Jeremy.

Fred Kronz: Actual and Virtual Events in the Quantum Domain.

Peter Lewis: Probability, Self-Location, and Quantum Branching.

Jonathan Bain: Quantum Field Theories in Classical Spacetimes and Particles.

Arthur Cunningham: Why Other Branches are Unobservable in the Everett Interpretation.

Daniel Margocsy's talk.

Christopher Pincock: The Value of Mathematics for Scientific Confirmation.

Stathis Psillos: What if There are No Mathematical Entities? Lessons for Scientific Realism.

Mark Wilson: Leibniz' `Possibilities' and Our Own.

Robert Batterman: Essential Models and Explanatory Mathematics.

John Manchak: What is a `Time Machine' in General Relativity?

Christian Wuthrich: Challenging the Spacetime Structuralist.

Benjamin Janzen: Points and Permutations.

Erik Curiel: General Relativity Requires No Interpretation. This was his only slide.

Peter Gildenhuys' pre-mock job talk.

Erik Curiel elaborates on his Lagrangian noteq Hamiltonian mechanics paper.

LTT: Hanne Andersen: "Interdisciplinarity - a roadmap of the discussion with indications of some construction sites."

Another WIP double-feature: Benny Goldberg and Peter Distelzweig warms up for the HSS.

LTT: John D. Norton: "Why Constructive Relativity Fails."

LTT: Flavia Padovani: "Relativizing the Relativized A Priori: On the Development of Reichenbach's Axioms of Coordination / Axioms of Connection Distinction."

WIP double-feature: Karen Zwier and Thomas Cunningham.

LTT: Daniel Parker: "Information-Theoretic Statistical Mechanics and the 2nd Law."

Margaret Morrison and Paul Churchland talking at the Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium.

LTT: Christopher Pincock: "Mathematics and Scientific Representation."

LTT: Claus Beisbart: "Science of the Universe? Physical Cosmology and our Limited Horizon."

Adam Caulton's presentation.

Tom Pashby's and Jonathan Livengood's WIP talks.

ALS: Philip Pettit: "The Reality of Group Agency."

LTT: Ulrich Krohs: "Mechanistic Explanation in Top-down Systems Biology."

LTT: Erik Curiel: "Classical Mechanics is Lagrangian; It is not Hamiltonian."

Nicholas Rescher kicks off the Center Lunchtime series with a talk on free will.

CEU Probabilistic Causality Summer University.

Laszlo Szabo's "Mathematics from a hard core physicalists point of view" lecture-series.

Gabor Etesi's talk on stability and computations in general relativistic spacetimes.

Zsuzsanna Vajda's lecture on Imre Lakatos' life and his relationship to the intelligence agencies.

Rawad Skaff's WIP talk: "Maxwell demons and the epistemology of thought experiments".

LTT: Ken Schaffner: "Problems of Validity of Psychiatric Disorders."

Stringtime with Richard Dawid, Nicholas Huggett, and Lee Smolin.

LTT: Soazig LeBihan: "Bell-type Correlations: the Hidden Causal Picture Re-assessed."

Karen Zwier's WIP talk on the Causal Markov Condition.

LTT: Sandy Mitchell: "Beyond Simplicity: Integrating Knowledge in a Complex World."

LTT: Emily Grosholtz: "Mathematical Representation."

HPS Alumni Talk: Chris Smeenk: "The Cosmological Constant Problem."

LTT: Ed Slowik: "Deconstructing Place: Objectivity and the Theory of Lived-Space from Husserl to Casey."

Selja Seppala's WIP talk (Types of Domains of Knowledge).

LTT: Peter Morgan: "Classical Random Fields as Models for Quantum Experiments."

LTT: Isabelle Drouet: "Propensities and Conditional Probabilities."

Pitt-CMU Philosophy Graduate Conference.

ALS: Theodore Porter: "Mutation, Chance, and Heredity: Some Historical Roots."

LTT: Anna Alexandrova: "Making Models Count."

LTT: Robert Northcott: "Innateness and Science."

Adolf Grünbaum: "Is Simplicity Evidence of Truth?"

Jason Byron's WIP talk on philosophy blind review biases.

ALS: Edouard Machery: "How Null Hypothesis Testing Obstructs Progress in Psychology."

LTT: Richard Dawid: "Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building in String Physics and Philosophy of Science."

ALS: Gerald J. Massey: "Deciphering Duhem."

LTT: Derek Turner: "Passive vs. Driven Evolutionary Trends."

Bob Brandom's Kant talk.

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "Explanatory Surdity."

ALS: Helen Longino: "Pluralism About the Sciences of Behavior."

Adolf Grünbaum: "Why is There a Universe AT ALL, Rather Than Just Nothing?"

LTT: Gordon Belot: "Relationalisms."

ALS: Elizabeth Spelke: "Core Knowledge of Number and Geometry."

LTT: Thomas Saaty: "We Need More Than Discussion to Understand Complexity - The Babel of Words About What To Do in Iraq"

LTT: Ofer Gal: "The Real Issue: On the Consequences of Real Realism."

LTT: James Woodward: "Causation in Biology: Stability, Specificity, and the Choice of Levels of Explanation."

LTT: Marion Ledwig: "Emotional Consistency, Conflict, and the Stockholm Syndrome."

LTT: Delphine Chapuis-Schmitz: "On Scientific Observation."

Peter Gildenhuys's WIP talk: "Categorizing Causal Influences."

LTT: Dale Jacquette: "Intensional Truth Functions."

LTT: Koffi Maglo: "Newton and the Concept of Force."

The first &HPS conference.

Orhan Pamuk's talk.

WIP talk delivered by Peter Distelzweig.

ALS: Marcel Weber: "Reference, Truth, and Biological Kinds."

LTT: Mehmet Elgin: "Massive Modularity, Gene Concepts, and the Feasibility of Strong Evolutionary Psychology."

LTT: Michael Baumgartner: "The Causal Chain Problem."

WIP talk: Christian Beenfeldt: "Alan Turing and the Machine-Based View of the Mind."

LTT: Patrick Grim: "Tangled Webs: Network Structure in Cooperation, Communication, and Epistemology."

LTT: Alexander Wilce: "Entanglement and Measurement in Abstract Probabilistic Theories."

LTT: Edward Slowik: "Newton, Neo-Platonism, and the Substantivalist Ontology of Space."

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "Some Fallacies Regarding Free Will."

John Searle: Social Ontology.

Jeremy Avigad: Computability in Ergodic Theory.

Joseph Halpern: Redoing the Foundations of Decision Theory: Decision Theory with Subjective States and Outcomes.

Victor Gijsbers: Explanation as Determination.

Christopher Hitchcock: Causal Attribution.

Clark GlAmour.

Ehud Hrushovski: Model Theory and the Heritage of Model.

Tian Yu Cao: Conceptual issues in Quantum Gravity.

Laura Ruetsche: What Does it Take to Interpret a Physical Theory?

Jiji Zhang: Choice of Units and the Causal Markov Condition.

Mark van Atten: The Hypothetical Judgement in the History of Intuitionistic Logic.

Huw Price: Newcomb's Problem and the Three Principles of Choice.

Giovanna Corsi: Necessary for.

Johan van Benthem: Intelligent Interaction: Modern Logic and Rational Agency.

Istan Nemeti's and Hajnal Andreka's talk on non-Turing computations in general relativistic spacetimes.

Peter Fazekas: "The physical story behind Phenomenal Concept Strategy"

Mate Szabo's talk in the Philosophy of Mathematics PhD Seminar.
Steve Awodey: Carnap's Dream.

Jonah Schupbach's WIP talk on Bayesian coherentism.

CT: Elisabeth Lloyd: "The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in Evolutionary Science."

Philosophy talk on Wittgenstein.

Some talks of the 9th Annual PITT/CMU Graduate Student Conference.

LTT: Catherine Legg: "Naturalism and Wonder: Charles Peirce on the Logic of Humeís Argument against Miracles."

Sam's WIP talk on Emergence.

HPS Alumni Lecture: Carl F. Craver: "When Mechanistic Models Explain: The Hodgkin and Huxley Model of the Action Potential."

HPS talk: Mary Morgan: "Imagination and Imaging: Making the world in an economic model."

Liz's WIP talk on Consciousness.

LTT: Michael Weisberg: "Are Chemical Bonds Real?"

LTT: Mark Wilson: "Sympathy for Mechanists."

Catherine Stinson's WIP talk.

LTT: Fritz Allhoff: "Evolutionary ethics: Past and Present".

LTT: Edouard Machery: "The Folk Concept of Intentional Action: Philosophical and Experimental Issues".

LTT: Johannes Persson: "Explanation and Causation: the Metaphysical Arguments".

LTT: Demetris Portides: "Idealization and Scientific Modelling".

Craig Callender's "job talk".

LTT: Brad Wilson: "Nature as Laboratory: Experiments in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology".
LTT: Rescher: "Goedel, Leibniz, and a bit of Einstein".

CT: Thomas Ricketts: "From tolerance to reciprocal containment".

Jim Tabery's job talk about genotype-environment interaction.

Zvi Biener's job talk on Descartes.

Balazs Kovacs' lecture in the Rajk.

Adolf Grunbaum: "Flawed Foundations: A Critique of Freudian Psychoanalysis".

The mirror neuron strikes back. Feisal's WIP talk.

Seventh Annual Midwest Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop, Notre Dame

Jeremy Heis: "Cassirer's Philosophy of Mathematics".

Donald Morrison: "Analysis as a Philosophical Method in Proclus".

Nik Weaver: "Is Set Theory Indispensable?".

Alan Baker: "Countermathematicals".

Kenny Easwaran: "Probabilistic Proof".

Philip Ehrlich: "The Absolute Arithmetic Continuum and the Unification of All Numbers Great and Small".

Oystein Linnebo: "Bad Company Turned Good".

Julian Cole: "Bleak House Regentrified".

Andrew Arana: "Purity of Methods".

Colin McLarty: "What is structuralism, anyway?".

Stephen Stich: "Can Evolutionary Biology Resolve the Debate Between Egoism and Altruism".

LTT: Kenneth Manders: "Euclidean Geometrical Practice and the Theory of Mathematical Practice. Preliminary report".

Jonathan Livengood's WIP talk.

LTT: Antigone Nounou: "Gauge Principle: Physically Vacuous?".

Bayesianism, Fundamentally

James Joyce: "Rational Belief and Reasonable Belief, a Ramseyian Distinction".

Jayanta K. Ghosh: "Objective Bayes: Old and New Questions, Some Answers".

Jay Kadane: "Probability is like a language used to express personal degrees of uncertainty".

Teddy Seidenfeld: "A price too great for unbounded utilities?"

Branden Fitelson: "Comparative Probability, Comparative Confirmation, and the 'Conjunction Fallacy'".

John D. Norton: "Ignorance and Indifference".

Peter Gildenhuys' WIP talk - a normativist take on evolution.

Stephanie Ruphy: "Learning from a Simulated Universe: The Limits of Virtual Experiments in Astrophysics and Cosmology".

LTT: Hernan Pringe: "Quantum Symbolism: a Kantian Aspect of Bohrís Thought".

CMU: Solomon Feferman: "The 'Logic' Question"

LTT: Boris Grozdanoff: "Relativized A Priori Principles And Revisability Prospects"

Conference: "Concepts and Objectivity - Knowledge, Science, and Values"

LTT: Paolo Palmieri: "Galileo's Philosophy of Experience"

LTT: Paul Teller: "Some Dirty Little Secrets About Truth".

LTT: N. Rescher: "Oversimplification".

CEU Summer University on Philosophy of Physics.

Symposium of the Hungarian Phenomenology Association.

Conference in Pecs: Deflationism: Paul Horwich's Minimalist Theory of Meaning and Truth.

The Robert and Sarah Boote Conference in Reductionism and Anti-Reductionism in Physics

CT: Paolo Mancosu: "Unification and Explanation: A Case Study from Real Algebraic Geometry".

LTT: Robert Olby: "Francis Crick as Neuroscientist".

Francesca Di Poppa's defense.

Talks at the Eight Annual CMU/Pitt Graduate Student Philosophy Conference.

LTT: Nikolay Milkov: "The Joint Philosophical Program of Russell and Wittgenstein: MarchñNovember 1912".

LTT: Philip Ehrlich: "The Absolute Arithmetic Continuum and the Unification of all Numbers Great and Small".

George Kampis: "Mechanisms as Totally Constrained Systems".

Paul Horwich: "The Epistemology of A Priori Knowledge".

LTT: Boris Hennig: "Final Causes".

Hilary Greaves' talk in Gordon Belot's class.

LTT: Chris Timpson: "Gauging Deutsch-Hayden: A new theory meets a familiar argument".

CT: Nancy Cartwright: "Hunting Causes and Using Them".

LTT: Stephan Hartmann: "Modeling in Philosophy of Science".

Feisal's WIP talk about shamrocks or about mirror neurons.

Daniel Warren: "The Notion of Force in Kant's 'Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science'".

LTT: Cian Dorr: "Finding Ordinary Objects in the World of Quantum Mechanics".

Jan Wolenski: "The Undefinability of Truth in Frege, Moore, Gˆdel and Tarski".

LTT: Peter Machamer and Jim Bogen: "Explanation and Information".

CT: Thomas Hales: "Computers and the Future of Mathematical Proofs".

LTT: Marianne Sommer: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Neanderthal as Image and ìDistortionî in Early 20th-Century French Science and Press".

LTT: John Norton: "Atoms Entropy Quanta: Einstein's Statistical Physics of 1905".

LTT: Robert Pennock: "Models, Simulations, Instantiations and Evidence: The Case of Digital Evolution".

LTT: Lilia Gurova: "What Models Do That Theories Canít".

Abel Franco's job talk: Descartes' theory of passions.

Ken Manders: "Ways of giving a (mathematical) thing".

LTT: Carla Fehr: "Integration or Isolation? Explanation, Pluralism and Sex".

LTT: Malcolm Forster: "Unification and Evidence".

LTT: Athanassios Raftopoulos: "Defending Realism on the Proper Ground".

CT: Bernard R. Goldstein: "The Philosophy of Ptolemaic Astronomy".

Greg Frost prepares for his job talk. Carnap, Quine, analiticity..

LTT: Craig Delancey: "Emotion, Action, and Reason".

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "Limits and Limitations".

Tom Ricketts leads a discussion on "Logical Segmentation and Generality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus"

LTT: Milos Arsenijevic: "The Great Struggle Between Cantorians and Aristotelians: Much ado about nothing"

Mark Wilson leads a discussion.

Greg Frost's WIP talk.

R. Barney: "Plato on Desire for the Good".

CT: George E. Smith: "Testing Newton, Then and Now: The Logic of Evidence in Gravity Research from Newton through the 20th Century."

Anil Gupta: "The Argument from Illusion".

LTT: Edward Gerjuoy: "Recollections of Oppenheimer and Schwinger."

Michael Smith: "The Deontic Reduces to the Evaluative" (the talk started at 3:30pm).

LTT: Maria Carla Galavotti: "Probability and its Interpretations."

Brian Hepburn's WIP talk on Euler.

LTT: Milos Arsenijevic: "A New Reconstruction of Zenoís Flying Arrow."

LTT: J. C. Beall: "True, False, and Paranormal."

LTT: John Worrall: "No-Miracles, Pessimistic Inductions, and Structural Realism."

LTT: Nikolay Milkov: "Russell's Debt to Lotze's Philosophy of Science."

LTT: Wang Wei: "Scientific Explanation and Laws of Nature."

LTT: Brad Skow: "The Measurement of Time."

LTT: Alexander Afriat: "The Geometer as Conjuror: The Status of Force in Newton-Cartan Theory."

ALS: John Beatty: "Darwin on Orchids: Teleology with a Twist."

LTT: David Charles: "Aristotle's Philosophy of Psychology."

Jukka Keranen's defense of "Cognitive Control in Mathematics."

ALS: Bill Brewer: "Perception and its Objects."

LTT: Paul Hoyningen-Huene: "What is Science?"

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "The Berlin School and its Transatlantic Fate".

Logic in Hungary: van Bentham, Chris Wüthrich and John Earman.

Reinhard Selten's talk at CEU.

Laszlo E. Szabo becomes a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

How to teach economics in Eastern Europe? Workshop at CEU.

Talk by Balazs Lerner and Rita Marley on a workshop concerning aid programs in Africa.

Doreen Fraser's WIP talk about quantum field theory describing interactions and particle-like entities in our ontology.

LTT: Alexandre Guay: "Symmetry and its Formalisms".

LTT: Frank Arntzenius: "Are Anti-Particles Just Particles Traveling Back In Time?".

Video conference with David Charles.

LTT: Nicholas Rescher: "Unanswerable Questions and Unknowable Facts".

LTT: Dale Jacquette: "Analogical Reasoning in the Logical Structure of Scientific Law".

LTT: Anselm Muller: "Aristotelian Rationality".

CT: William Shea: "Galileoís Roman Agenda".

Few pics from the "Kant bis Hegel" conference.
Allen Wood: "Fichte's Intersubjective I"; Michael Friedman: "Kant, Skepticism, and Idealism".

LTT: Karola Stotz: "With Genes Like That Who Needs An Environment? Genomics' Argument Against Genetic Determinism".

Jim Tabery's WIP talk on genotype-environment interaction.

LTT: Gary Hardcastle: "Quine's Early Arguments Concerning Analyticity".

LTT: Richard Creath (right): "Turning Point: Quineís Indeterminacy of Translation at Middle Age".

John Burgess: "Philosophy of Mathematics Meets Philosophy of Science".

Kenneth Kendler: "Psychiatric Genetics: A Current Perspective".

Soazig LeBihan's WIP talk.

LTT: Thomas Mueller: "Towards Relativistic Quantum Histories: A Branching Space-Times Approach".

LTT: Horacio Arlo-Costa: "First-Order Classical Modal Logic".

Zvi Biener's WIP talk.

LTT: Jim Lennox: "William Harvey's Conceptual Teleology: Goal-directed Causation in De conceptione".

LTT: Allen Hazen: "Do We Have the Right Limitative Theorems?"

LTT: Edouard Machery: "Semantics, Cross-Cultural Style".

John Stachel, presenter of "Eintein's Miraculous Year".

Jos Uffink: "Einstein's Statistical Physics of 1905".

John Norton: "Einstein's Electrodynamical Pathway to Special Relativity".

Robert Rynasiewicz: "Just HOW Did the Annus Mirabilis Happen?"

CT: Craig Callender: "The Difference between Space and Time".

Boris Kment: "Counterfactuals, Causation, and Explanation"

Katherine Brading, Steven French, Statis Psillos, Juha Saatsi, Martin Thomson-Jones and Bas van Fraassen after their realism section.

Pierre-Hugues Beauchemin: "Phenomenology of the Supersymmetric Large Extra Dimensions scenario."

LTT: Paolo Palmieri: "Spuntar lo scoglio pi duro": Did Galileo ever think the most beautiful thought experiment in the history of science?

LTT: Tomasz Placek: "Can any Description of Reality be Completed?"

LTT: Radu Dudau: "On Reductionism in the Philosophy of Social Science: The Individualism-Holism Debate".

Ari's Ph. D. defense.

Alexandre Guay on the interpretation of gauge symmetry.

CT: Jerry Fodor: "What's Necessary and a posteriori and Flies South for the Winter?".

LTT: Pawel Kawalec: "Cartwright's Theorem and Procedural Approach to Causality".

Alan Code: "The Definitions of Natural Substances".

David Sedley: "The Teleology of Anaxagoras".

LTT: Dominic Murphy: "What's the Use of Introspection?".

LTT: Jason Grossman: "Statistics for Bayesian Philosophers (and some others)".

LTT: Anjan Chakravartty: "Selective Scepticism and Structural Realism".

LTT: Laura Perini: "Images, Evidence, and Pictorial Convention".

LTT: Oron Shagrir: "The Church-Turing Theses".

Steve Awodey on Frege.

LTT: Nicolas Rescher: Problems of Quantifying Knowledge.

Chris Wutrich's prospectus defense (loop quantum gravity).

Gergo Lakos' Erasmus College lecture.

Rehearsal II.: Ari's job talk.

Rehearsal I. : Megan's job talk.

R. N. Giere's talk at CMU.

Sandy Mitchell on Galton and Durkheim.

CT: A. Gibbard: "Epistemic Warrant and the Value of Truth".

CMUT: H. Edwards: "The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra from a Constructive Point of View".

Bob Olby on the history of genetics.

LTT: Gordon Belot: "No, Really - the Problem of Time".

Jim Bogen on topics in the history of neuroscience.

Peter Machamer: psycho-physics, behaviourism, Freud and more!

Alexadre Guay: "Geometrical aspects of local gauge symmetry".

CMUT: José Ferreiros: "Dedekind, Hilbert and Logicism"

LTT: Ehrlich.

A. A. Long: "Eudaimonism, Rationality, and Divinity in Greek Ethics"

LTT: M. Stöltzner: "Formal Teleology, Modality or Structural Realism? On What We Can Still Learn from the Principle of Least Action"

E. Machery's job talk.

Stephen Yablo and Eric Swanson's talk, CMU-Pitt Grad conference.

CT: Peter Godfrey-Smith: "Darwinian Populations and Group Selection"

LTT: Günter P. Wagner: "Defining Fitness: A Measurement Theoretical Approach"

LTT: John L. Bell: "Divergent Conceptions of the Continuum in 19th and Early 20th Century Mathematics and Philosophy"

John Earman: the begining of statistical mechanics.

E. Zalta at CMU: "Computational Metaphysics".

Sandy Mitchell: Darwin as the Newton of biology.

John McDowell on his debate with Brandom.

Paul Griffits and Karola Stotz: "Representing Genes: Testing Competing Philosophical Analyses of the Gene Concept in Contemporary Molecular Biology"

CT: Rachel Ankeny: "Reasoning from the Case Book: What Do Cases in the Biomedical Sciences Explain?"

CMUT: Alexander Afriat: "Altering the Remote Past"

David Miller's WIP talk.

LTT: Christopher Horvath: "The Developmental Challenge to Genetic Determinism: A Model Explanation for Sexual Attraction".

Paolo Palmieri on Newton.

LTT: Paul Griffits: "Instinct in the ë50s: The British Reception of Konrad Lorenzís Theory of Instinctive Behavior"

Teddy Seidenfeld on Savage.

LTT: Vana Grigoropoulou: "Method and Freedom in Spinoza's System".

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