Schedule for Ontology & Methodology, 2013


May 4 (Saturday):

8:30-9:00: Pastries & Coffee (Continental Breakfast) outside of Pamplin 2030


9:00-9:15—Welcome talk
9:15-10:00 Ruetsche: “Method, Metaphysics, and Quantum Theory”
10:00-10:25: Discussion

10:25-10:40 coffee break

10:40-11:05 Shech, “Phase Transitions, Ontology and Earman’s Sound Principle”
11:05-11:20: Discussion

11:20-12:05 Godfrey-Smith, “Evolution and Agency: A Case Study in Ontology and Methodology”
12:05-12:30: Discussion

12:30-1:30 Box Lunch


1:30-1:55: Clatterbuck, “Drift Beyond Wright-Fisher: The Predictive Inequivalency of Drift Models”
1:55-2:10: Discussion

2:10- 2:55: Mayo & Spanos, “Ontology & Methodology in Statistical Modeling”
2:55-3:20: Discussion

3:20-3:30 coffee break

3:30-3:55: Karaca, “The method of robustness analysis and the problem of data-selection at the ATLAS experiment”
3:55-4:10: Discussion

4:10 – 4:55 Patton, “Theory Assessment and Ontological Argument”
4:55-5:20: Discussion

5:20- 5:45 Marcellesi, “Counterfactuals and ‘nonmanipulable’ properties: When bad methodology leads to bad metaphysics (and vice-versa)”
5:45-6:00: Discussion


May 5 (Sunday):

8:30-9:00: Pastries & Coffee (Continental Breakfast) outside of Pamplin 2030


9:00-9:45: Danks, “The Myriad Influences of Goals on Ontology”

9:45-10:10 Discussion

10:10-10:55 Hoover, “The Ontological Status of Shocks and Trends in Macroeconomics”
10:55-11:20: Discussion

11:20-11:35 Coffee break

11:35-12:00  Angner, “Behavioral vs. Neoclassical Economics: A Weberian Analysis”
12:00-12:15: Discussion

12:15-1:45 BREAK FOR LUNCH


1:45-2:30 Woodward, “The Problem of Variable Choice”
2:30-2:55: Discussion

2:55-3:40 Jantzen, “The Algebraic Conception of Natural Kinds”
3:40-4:05: Discussion

4:05-5:15 Overview: Open Discussion & libations

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