HOPOS Program 2008

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Wednesday, 18 June

11:00am - 1:30 pm: Registration (IBLC)

1:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks (IBLC 182)

The Camera Obscura

1:30-4:30 pm: Parallel Session I

Symposium: The Seventeenth Century Origins of Absolute Space and Time (IBLC 155)

Chair: Rose-Mary Sargent

Analogical Reasoning in Precursors of Absolute Time: Gassendi and Barrow

Geoffrey Gorham (St. Olaf College and Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science)

Cambridge Platonism and Newton's Ontology of Absolute Space

Edward Slowik (Winona State University and Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science)

Newton and Barrow on Sensible Measures of Absolute Space

Katherine Dunlop (Brown University)

Leibniz on Empty Space and Changeless Time

Michael Futch (University of Tulsa)

Symposium: French Philosophy of Science in the Nineteenth Century (IBLC 261)

Chair: Saul Fisher

Renouvier’s Critique of Comte’s Sociological Philosophy of Science

Warren Schmaus, IIT, Chicago

Philosophy of Science and Sociology of Science in Comte

Michel Bourdeau, CNRS/IHPST, Paris

The Process and Goals of Scientific Discovery in Auguste Comte’s Sociological Vision

Mary Pickering, San Jose State University

Poincaré and Sense-physiology

Michael Heidelberger, University of Tübingen

Symposium: Strange Bedfellows: Early Empirical Psychology, Early Analytic Philosophy (IBLC 260)

Chair: Gary Hardcastle

What Was Russell’s Problem with Pragmatism? The Significance of Psychology

Alexander Klein, University of Toronto

Empirical Conceptions of the Mind and Anti-Psychologism in the Late Nineteenth Century

Scott Edgar, Bryn Mawr College

Brentano’s Scientific Psychology

Dale Jacquette; University of Bern, Switzerland

Psychology from Introspection to an Objective Science of Behaviour: the Significance of Dewey’s Hegelianism and Holt’s ‘New Realism’

Fred Wilson, University of Toronto

Symposium: The Unity and Boundaries of Aristotle’s Natural Science (IBLC 182)

Chair: Sylvia Berryman

Aristotelian Souls and Aristotelian Natures

Jim Lennox, University of Pittsburgh

The Divine in Aristotle's Physics

Andrea Falcon, Concordia University

Aristotle and Physical Regularities

Alan Code, Rutgers University

Aristotle on the Scale of Nature and the Divine Goal

Diana Quarantotto, University of Pisa

Contributed Papers I-a: (IBLC 185)

Chair: John Beatty

4:30-5:00 pm: Coffee Break (IBLC)

5:00-6:30: Plenary Session I: (IBLC 182)

“‘That Politics May Be Reduced to a Science’: Hume and Smith on the Status of the Moral Sciences.”

Margaret Schabas, University of British Columbia

Chair: Alan Richardson

6:30-8:00 pm: Opening Reception (SUB Partyroom and Courtyard)

Thursday, 19 June

7:30 am: Steering Committee Meeting (UC Library)

8:30 am: Coffee Break (IBLC)

9:00am-12:00: Parallel Session II

Symposium: Medical Empiricism in Early Modern Thought (IBLC 261)

Chair: Lisa Shapiro

Medicine and the Mechanical Philosophy

Peter Anstey (Philosophy, University of Otago)

Medical vs. Logical Empiricism in Locke

Benjamin Hill (Philosophy, University of Western Ontario)

Heretical Empiricism: Harvey, Locke and the Revisionist View of Experimental Philosophy

Charles T. Wolfe and Alan Salter (Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney)

Leibniz, Medical Empiricism, and the Care of the Soul

Justin E.H. Smith (Philosophy, Concordia University, Montréal)

Symposium: The Historical Ancestry of Kant’s Mathematics (IBLC 182)

Chair: Geoff Gorham

Locke and Kant on Synthesis and Imagination in Mathematics

Mary Domski, University of New Mexico

Euclidean Postulates and the Transcendental Deduction

Alison Laywine, McGill University

Kant on the Principles, Axioms, and Postulates of Mathematics

Daniel Sutherland, University of Illinois at Chicago

Cold City, Paul Klee, 1921

Symposium: Bergson, Science, and the Philosophy of Science (IBLC 155)

Chair: Warren Schmaus

Is discontinuous Bergsonism possible?

Teresa Castelao-Lawless, Grand Valley State University

Bergson and the philosophers of science

Anastasios Brenner, Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier III

Reflecting on life: the place of life in science (as opposed to matter) according to Bergson

Pascal Nouvel, Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier III

Edward Drinker Cope and the metaphysics of Bergson

Arnaud Francois, Université Lille III-Charles de Gaulle/Centre international d’étude de la philosophie française contemporaine (École normale supérieure de Paris)

Contributed Papers II-a: (IBCL 185)

Chair: Robert Hancock

Contributed Papers II-b: (IBLC 260)

Chair: Erich Reck

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:30-4:30 pm: Parallel Session III

Symposium: An Intelligent Discussion about Design: Chance, Mechanism and Design in the Wake of Darwin’s Origin (IBLC 182)

Chair: Jean Gayon

Teleology and Chance in the Darwin-Gray Correspondence: 1860-64

James Lennox, University of Pittsburgh

Chance, Theology, and Evolution: Conceptual Change in Darwin’s Understanding of Contingency

John Beatty, University of British Columbia

Asa Gray’s Evolving Perspective on Teleology and Natural Theology

Alan Love, University of Minnesota

Symposium: The Natural and the Neo-Kantian: Empirical Science and Neo-Kantianism (IBLC 261)

Chair: Alex Klein

In What Ways Was Helmholtz Kantian?

Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania

Empirical Psychology, Physiology, and the A Priori

Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech

Empirical Psychology and Marburg School Neo-Kantianism on the Object of Psychology

Scott Edgar, Bryn Mawr College

Function and Symbol in Marburg Philosophy of Science

Alan Kim, Hamilton College

Symposium: First Steps Toward a History of the Philosophy of Science Association (IBLC 260)

Chair: David Stump

Recovering an American Philosophy of Science: Edgar A. Singer’s Work in Philosophy of Science, 1894 to 1955

Alan Richardson, University of British Columbia

A ‘Coalition Dominated by the Unorthodox’: The Beginning of the Philosophy of Science Association

Gary Hardcastle, Bloomsburg University

PSA as an Interdisciplinary Society

Heather Douglas, University of Tennessee—Knoxville

Contributed Papers III-a: (IBLC 155)

Chair: Ed Slowik

Contributed Papers III-b (IBLC 185):

Chair: Audrey Yap

4:30-5:00 pm: Coffee Break (IBLC)

5:00-6:30 pm: Plenary Session II: (IBLC 182)

“Underdetermination in Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Science and Its Epistemological Impact”

Martin Carrier, Bielefeld University

Chair: David Hyder

Friday, 20 June

Steering Committee Meeting (UC Library)

8:30 am: Coffee Break (IBLC)

Boyle's Air Pump

9:00 am-12:00: Parallel Session IV

Symposium: Mechanics and its Philosophical Implications in the Aristotelian Tradition (IBLC 261)

Chair: Andrea Falcon

Moving the Earth: Mechanical Theory and Aristotelian Natural Philosophy

Sylvia Berryman, University of British Columbia

Mixed-Mathematics as a Guide to Cartesian Foundationalism

Zvi Biener, Western Michigan University

Mechanical Demonstrations and Modern Scientific Method

Helen Hattab, University of Houston

Mathematical Principles for a Natural Object – Guidobaldo on the Law of the Lever

Maarten Van Dyck, Center for History of Science, Ghent University

Symposium: Bridging the Gaps: Transatlantic and European Interactions in the Philosophy of Science Before and After World War II (PART I) (IBLC 182)

Chair: Friedrich Stadler

Carnap, Pragmatism, and the Liberalization of Empiricism

Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau, University of Vienna

The Birth Of Inductive Logic From the Spirit of Logical Empiricism

Christian Damböck, Institute Vienna Circle/Institut Wiener Kreis, University of Vienna

Emergence and Convergence: Philosophy of Science After the Prague Spring and the XIV. International Congress of Philosophy in Vienna 1968

Friedrich Stadler, University of Vienna, and Vienna Circle Institute/Institut Wiener Kreis

Symposium: The Readings of the Modern Synthesis and Emergence of Philosophy of Biology (IBLC 260)

Chair: Anya Plutynski

A new Heisenberg principle: Does looking in the closet create skeletons?

Ron Amundson, University of Hawaii at Gilo

Two Versions of One Synthesis or Two Rival Syntheses?

David Depew, University of Iowa. David

Biological philosophy among the founders of the Modern Synthesis: before and after 1950

Jean Gayon, Université Paris I Sorbonne / IHPST

Ernst Mayr’s major concepts and their fate in the philosophy of biology

Philippe Huneman, IHPST, CNRS/Université Paris I Sorbonne

Contributed Papers IV-a (IBLC 155):

Chair: Thomas Uebel

Contributed Papers IV-b: (IBLC 185)

Chair: Laura Snyder

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch Break - Catered General Business Meeting (Gage Towers, Isabelle MacInnes Room)

1:30-4:30 pm: Parallel Session V

Symposium: Newtonianism in the Eighteenth Century (IBLC 261)

Chair: Mary Domski

Maupertuis on (the possibility of) attraction as an inherent property of matter

Lisa Downing, Ohio State University

The Newtonian (attempted) refutation of Spinoza

Eric Schliesser, Leiden University

Émilie du Châtelet on Leibniz and Newton: the case of vis viva

Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania) and Andrew Janiak (Duke University)

Symposium: Philosophy of Science Before and After World War Two (Part Two) (IBLC 182)

Chair: Elisabeth Nemeth

Come Back of Logical Empiricism in Austria?

Michael Schorner, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Analytic Philosophy Meets Continental Philosophy: Carnap’s Trips to Europe 1964ff.

Hans-Joachim Dahms, University of Vienna

Symposium: Peirce’s Legacy in the Philosophy of Science (IBLC 260)

Chair: John Woods

Peirce’s Concept of Abduction

Anya Plutynski, University of Utah

Transmission of the Peircean Type-Token Concept in Philosophy and Science, 1906 to the present day

Saul Fisher, American Council of Learned Societies and Hunter College of The City University of New York

Peirce’s conception of Truth

John Collier, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Contributed Papers V-a (IBLC 155):

Chair: Thomas Staley

Contributed Papers V-b (IBLC 185):

Chair: Janet Folina

4:30-5:00 pm: Coffee Break (IBLC)

5:00-6:30 pm: Plenary Session III: (IBLC 182)

“The Problem of Calculus: Leibniz and Newton on Blind Reasoning”

Stephen Gaukroger, University of Sydney and University of Aberdeen

Chair: Lisa Downing

7:00 pm: Banquet (Sage Bistro)

Saturday, 21 June

The Great Metaphysician, Giorgio de Chirico, 1917

8:30 am: Coffee Break (IBLC)

9:00 am-12:00: Parallel Session VI

Symposium: Cassirer on Logic, Mathematics, and Science (IBLC 182)

Chair: Scott Edgar

"Critical philosophy begins at the very point where logistic leaves off": Cassirer’s response to Frege and Russell

Jeremy Heis, University of California at Irvine

Cassirer and Dedekind: On the significance of structural mathematics

Erich Reck, University of California at Riverside

Contributed Papers VI-a: (IBLC 261)

Chair: Eric Schliesser

Contributed Papers VI-b (IBLC 260):

Chair: Zvi Biener

Contributed Papers VI-c (IBLC 155):

Chair: Don Howard

Contributed Papers VI-d (IBLC 185):

Chair: Eric Palmer